ATLANTA - Atlanta voters head to polls to pick the city's next mayor on Tuesday.
Nearly a dozen candidates have their names on the ballot, but none of those names are Kasim Reed, Atlanta’s current mayor. After eight years as mayor, he is preparing to step down.
Reed, the two-term mayor, spoke frankly on Monday about a possible seismic shift in city politics.
A black woman, Keisha Bottoms, and a white woman, Mary Norwood, may claim the top two spots in a crowded field, according to polling.
In what's anticipated to be a runoff in the making, the current mayor said whoever eventually wins will need to bring the entire city together. And Atlanta, he said, can handle change better than most.