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Norwood, Dickens Unofficial Winners in Atlanta City Council Election

Mayor Kasim Reed easily wins a second term, but incumbents Aaron Watson and H. Lamar Willis appear to have lost in their bids to be re-elected to the Atlanta City Council.

Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan, who represents District 6, chats with supporters who gathered at The Colonnade Restaurant on Cheshire Bridge Road to watch election results come in on Tuesday night. Credit: Hunt Archbold
Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan, who represents District 6, chats with supporters who gathered at The Colonnade Restaurant on Cheshire Bridge Road to watch election results come in on Tuesday night. Credit: Hunt Archbold
Mayor Kasim Reed received more than 84 percent of the votes cast in Tuesday's Atlanta municipal elections and easily won a second term, according to unofficial results.

But incumbents Aaron Watson and H. Lamar Willis appear to have lost to challengers in their bids to be re-elected to the Atlanta City Council.

Mary Norwood will make a triumphant return to council after winning the Post 2 at-large council seat, while Andre Dickens will join the city council in the Post 3 at-large seat.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Norwood, who lost her bid for mayor four years ago by just 714 votes to Reed in a runoff, appears to have edged Watson with 52.75 percent of the vote.

Dickens garnered 52.77 percent of the votes to unofficially score the Post 3 win over Willis (46.79 percent). Both Watson and Willis had been backed by the mayor.

In another closely watched race, Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong appears to have been victorious in a fourth bid to represent District 5, but at least one opponent has indicated the results will be challenged after voting issues involving incorrect ballots in Candler Park.

Elsewhere, Council President Ceasar Mitchell, who is expected to make a bid for mayor in 2017, easily won.

While Councilmembers Yolanda Adrean, Kwanza Hall, Michael Julian Bond, and C.T. Martin ran unopposed, fellow Councilmembers Carla Smith, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Felicia Moore, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Joyce Sheperd, were easily victorious, as well.

At a gathering of supporters at The Colonnade Restaurant, District 6 Councilman Wan said he was excited to represent his district for another four years.

“I’m going to be a financial watchdog for the City going forward, Wan said. “It’s easy to be tight when the money is not there. It’s harder to be when the money starts coming in and as our revenues are recovering, we have a tendency to spend that frivolously.  

The Councilman added, “And I want to make sure we invest smartly in repairing infrastructure. It’s a challenge that we face and acknowledge. … I’m looking forward to working for my constituents and the City.”

- Hunt Archbold contributed to this story


ATLANTA MAYOR  47161 total votes     

(177 precincts reporting of 177) 100.00% reporting

AL BARTELL  2521  5.35%

FRASER DUKE  2093  4.44%

KASIM REED (I)  39665  84.11%

GLENN S. WRIGHTSON  2319  4.92%

Write-in    563  1.19%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT  43098 total votes

(177 precincts reporting of 177) 100.00% reporting

RACHELE FRUIT  8477  19.67%

CEASAR MITCHELL (I)  34389  79.79%

Write-in  232  0.54%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL P1 AT LARGE  39493 total votes

(177 precincts reporting of 177) 100.00% reporting

MICHAEL J. BOND (I)  38854  98.38%

Write-in  639  1.62%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL P2 AT LARGE 46689 total votes

(177 precincts reporting of 177) 100.00% reporting

MARY NORWOOD  24628  52.75%

AARON WATSON (I) 22005  47.13%

Write-in  56  0.12%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL P3 AT LARGE  42597 total votes

(177 precincts reporting of 177) 100.00% reporting

ANDRE DICKENS  22478  52.77%

H. LAMAR WILLIS (I)  19933  46.79%

Write-in  56  0.12%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL D1  3515 total votes 

(15 precincts reporting of 15) 100.00% reporting

BILL POWELL  236  6.71%

CARLA SMITH (I)  2718  77.33%

ROBERT WELSH  558  15.87%

Write-in  3  0.09%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL D2  3043 total votes       

(16 precincts reporting of 16) 100.00% reporting

KWANZA HALL (I)  2947  96.85%

Write-in  96  3.15%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL D3  2016 total votes      

(16 precincts reporting of 16) 100.00% reporting

PATRICIA H. CRAYTON  262  13.00%

DARRION FLETCHER  233  11.56%

IVORY L. YOUNG JR (I)  1514  75.10%

Write-in  7  0.35%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL D4  2618 total votes       

(17 precincts reporting of 17) 100.00% reporting

TORRIEL LEWIS  812  31.02%

CLETA WINSLOW (I)  1800  68.75%

Write-in 6  0.23%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL D5  4154 total votes       

(14 precincts reporting of 14) 100.00% reporting

NATALYN ARCHIBONG (I)  2588  62.30%

CHRISTIAN ENTERKIN  1069  25.73%

JONATHAN W. JONES  103  2.48%

JOHN PAUL MICHALIK  102  2.46%

MATT RINKER  278  6.69%

Write-in  14  0.34%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL D6  4175 total votes       

(17 precincts reporting of 17) 100.00% reporting

TRACEY AUSTIN  394  9.44%

MIKE BOYLE  587  14.06%

ALEX WAN (I)  3183  76.24%

Write-in  11  0.26%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL D7  3658 total votes       

(10 precincts reporting of 10) 80.00% reporting

ABID HAQUE  708  19.35%

BOBBY MONTGOMERY  304  8.31%

HOWARD SHOOK (I)  2636  72.06%

Write-in  10  0.27%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL D8  4283 total votes       

(15 precincts reporting of 15) 100.00% reporting

YOLANDA ADREAN (I)  4236  98.90%

Write-in  47  1.10%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL D9  3714 total votes       

(13 precincts reporting of 13) 100.00% reporting

FELICIA MOORE (I)  2561  68.96%

RICARDO MOSBY  941  25.34%

DUWON ROBINSON  209  5.63%

Write-in  3  0.08%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL D10  5262 total votes       

(15 precincts reporting of 15) 100.00% reporting

CLARENCE T MARTIN (I)  5215  99.11%

Write-in  47  0.89%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL D11  5579 total votes       

(13 precincts reporting of 13) 100.00% reporting

KEISHA L. BOTTOMS (I)  4963  88.96%

RON SHAKIR  610  10.93%

Write-in  6  0.11%


ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL D12  2808 total votes       

(16 precincts reporting of 16) 100.00% reporting

JOYCE M. SHEPERD (I)  2747  97.83%

Write-in  61  2.17%

Grace November 06, 2013 at 03:46 AM
As of Nov 6, 2013 1:45, these results were outdated. The results with 100% of the precincts reporting can be found at: http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/county/election/results/

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