Independent Mary Norwood jumped out to an early lead in the contentious Atlanta mayoral runoff on Tuesday, but Democrat Keisha Lance Bottoms came from behind to become the 2nd female mayor of Atlanta.
Atlanta's first female mayor was Shirley Franklin who served two terms beginning in 2001.
Tyrese Gibson, who endorsed Bottoms for mayor tweeted: "Like I said....... We ONLY move with champions....... The 60th Mayor of Atlanta."
Tyrese stood behind Bottoms on the stage as she spoke to her supporters as presumptive mayor-elect.
Like I said....... We ONLY move with champions....... The 60th Mayor of Atlanta.........… https://t.co/oAsUApUt7Z
— #VisionImplementor (@Tyrese) December 6, 2017
Truly a day to remember. I can tell my 4 year old white son that one day he may be able to be mayor of Atlanta
— Matt Lear (@MattLear) December 6, 2017
— Fahima Seck (@Fahima90) December 6, 2017
Ya'll legit allowed Suzanne Sugarbaker to become the next mayor of Atlanta.
— DJ Sir Daniel?? (@ToSirDWithLove) December 6, 2017
If Mary Norwood wins, she’ll be the first white mayor of Atlanta in four decades. 53% of the city’s population is black.
— Jonathan Carlson (@TVreporter) December 6, 2017
but Kasim was Atlanta's mayor through and through and he is responsible for its "growth by any means necessary" ethos and so this is the bed that we all made
— glenn (@glennsaddler) December 6, 2017
Y’all knew them whites here were not gonna put another nigga in as mayor of Atlanta.
— Taddie Mason (@NeciaBelle_) December 6, 2017