Keisha Lance Bottoms

Keisha_Lance_Bottoms_Atlanta_1020.jpgKeisha Lance Bottoms
Atlanta, GA


Higher Heights is proud to endorse Keisha Lance Bottoms for mayor of Atlanta, GA.

Keisha was the first place finisher in a field of almost 20 candidates in Atlanta’s November 7th hotly contested mayoral primary. She will face the second place finisher, who she beat by 6 points, in the December 5th runoff.

Keisha Lance Bottoms is in her second term on the Atlanta City Council.  During her service on the Council, Keisha has sponsored legislation that closed the $1.5 billion unfunded pension liability and grew the City’s reserves 20-fold to nearly $150 million in just over five years.  She launched the 360-degree urban planning initiative, Invest in Southwest, which focuses on revitalizing and expanding economic development within underserved communities.  Along with her public service career, she has maintained a private law practice for more than 20 years.

Keisha seeks to address Atlanta’s failing educational system, a local economy that benefits a few and not all, a crisis in affordable housing and transportation and infrastructure challenges that are keeping all Atlantans from reaching their full potential.

We know that as Keisha takes on all of these challenges, her priority will be to make sure Black women, their families and communities and thus all of Atlanta thrives.

“Keisha Lance Bottoms experience in public, private and legal sectors provide her with a unique perspective on what it takes for a community to prosper.  Having a Black woman lead the nation’s 39th largest city will ensure that the economic engine of the South includes all,” stated Higher Heights for America Co-Founder, Kimberly Peeler-Allen.

Higher Heights for America is investing in a 2020 strategy to elect more Black women mayors of major cities. We know that by electing strong leaders who have a vision and commitment to strengthening and investing in police departments, school systems, infrastructure projects and economic development we can change the landscape of our largest urban centers and help Black women, their families and communities thrive.

Black women are still underrepresented in executive leadership of our nation's largest cities.  Currently, of the top 100 cities in the United States by population, only 4 are led by Black women mayors (4%).

Higher Heights for America strongly encourages our members to support Keisha Lance Bottoms’ campaign leading up to the December 5th Runoff.


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