Andre Dickens will be Atlanta’s next mayor, the Associated Press declared. The results will become official after being certified by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.
Andre Dickens and Felicia Moore advanced to the runoff after neither candidate won the Nov. 2 general election.
Dickens is a member of the City Council who, as an at-large councilman, has won two citywide races since 2013. Dickens helped Atlanta establish a $15 minimum wage in 2017.
Dickens earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master’s of Public Administration in Economic Development at Georgia State University. He is a deacon at New Horizon Baptist Church, the church he grew up attending, and has a 16-year-old daughter who splits time between Dickens and his former wife.
He is 47 and lives in Collier Heights. Dickens graduated from Mays High School and was born and raised in the Adamsville community. He is the youngest of two children.
The New Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens was endorsed by current Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, former Mayor Shirley Franklin, former Mayor and Ambassador Andrew Young, former Mayoral candidate who came in 4th place in the race Attorney Sharon Gay, former State Senator Vincent Fort and Former Senator and Governor candidate Jason Carter who is the grandson of the 39th President of The United States Jimmy Carter.


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