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Felicia Moore and Alex Wan promise a more independent Atlanta City Council if they win

The next president of the Atlanta City Council will seek to create a more independent body that will be dedicated to transparency and reforming the city’s procurement process.

The Center for Civic Innovation held a leadership breakfast Thursday morning with the two candidates in the run-off for City Council President – Felicia Moore and Alex Wan – two existing district Councilmembers.

Board of Education candidate Q and A: Kandis Wood Jackson

Kandis Wood Jackson is an attorney and former Atlanta Public Schools teacher. She spoke to SaportaReport via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for the students of Atlanta? Equity across the district. Although all students in Atlanta deserve high-quality public education, there are wide discrepancies in the quality of education our students […]

Board of Education candidate Q and A: Keisha Carey

Keisha Cary works in business corporate wireless for Sprint. She spoke to SaportaReport via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for the students in District 2? A: I have several concerns for students in District 2, with one being equity. I live in Vine City and it is rather disturbing to see […]

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 […]

Board of Education candidate Q & A: Adzua Agyapon

Adzua Agyapon is currently the kindergarten grade level chair at KIPP STRIVE Primary, where she coaches and leads a team of eight teachers. She spoke to SaportaReport via phone. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for the students in District 3 specifically? A: The No. 1 concern that I have for the students […]

Board of Education candidate Q & A: Michelle Olympiadis

Michelle Olympiadis has been an Atlanta Public Schools parent for more than 10 years and has held governance roles throughout the Grady cluster and the system, including as Morningside Elementary PTA president. She spoke to SaportaReport via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for the students in District 3? District 3’s needs […]

Top Atlanta candidates face off, talk party, ethics

Just 11 days before early voting starts, runoff candidates for Atlanta’s top offices met to take questions from reporters — and each other — about ethics, party and more.

At a Thursday morning Atlanta Press Club debate in the WPBA-TV studio, mayoral candidate Mary Norwood tried to truss Keisha Lance Bottoms to scandals at a City Hall presided over by Bottoms’ ally Mayor Kasim Reed. And Bottoms pushed to link Norwood to the Republican Party. And that was less than 10 minutes into the debate. (Videos at the bottom of the page.)