The following information about upcoming elections, only focuses on the Mayor and City Council races in our Cascade Patch area.
Mayor Kasim Reed runs for reelection. Challenged by Al Bartell, Fraser Duke and Glenn Wrightson.
You may remember Chef Paul Luna, the naked chef, who had previously said he would run against Reed, but later backed out of the race.
Ceasar Mitchell is running for reelection and is being challenged by Rachele Fruit.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
Ivory Young is running for reelection and is being challenged by Patricia Crayton and Rev. Darrion Fletcher. According to APN, Fletcher has been running a strong campaign.
APN interviewed Fletcher in March 2013:
COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Cleta Winslow runs for reelection and is challenged by Torry Lewis and Sister DeBorah Williams. Lewis has been running a prominent campaign.
APN interviewed Lewis in February 2013:
APN reviewed Winslow's ethical issues in May and June 2013:
COUNCIL DISTRICT 10
CT Martin has no opposition to his reelection campaign.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 11
According to APN, "Keisha Lance Bottoms is running for reelection and is being challenged by activist, talkshow host, and frequent public commenter at City Council, Ron Shakir." Shakir told APN he was entering the race because he could not stand to see Bottoms--the least progressive Member of the Council--go unchallenged.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 12
Joyce Sheperd is running for reelection and is being challenged by Michael Johnson [The person who ran for US Congress against John Lewis in 2012].