Runoff candidate Q and A: Atlanta Board of Education District 5

Parts of Atlanta’s west and northwest side will get a new Board of Education member in a runoff that begins soon. The two candidates say some things are going well — but it’s time to address equity and look hard at finances in the system.

Erika Mitchell and Raynard Johnson finished with 25 percent and 18 percent of the first-round vote respectively for District 5.  Click to read the Q and A with each:

Board of Education candidate Q and A: Erika Mitchell

Erika Mitchell has worked in several industries, including IT, esthetics education and pageant production. She spoke to SaportaReport via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for the students in District 5? A: The quality of their education and creating more opportunities for our students. Making sure that monies are reported and being […]

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: Liliana Bakhtiari

Atlanta City Council would be Liliani Bakhtiari’s first elected office. She spoke to Saporta Report via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for your district specifically? My biggest concern is the lack of proactive leadership in my district. Instead of waiting for living conditions to become bad enough for residents to come […]