In the left over from Friday night’s news department, there’s this item from 11 Alive’s Doug “No Relation” Richards concerning hizzoner, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed:
“After my term as Mayor ends, I will have been in office at 19 years. So what you’ll probably see me do is to return to the practice of law, and probably take some time and do some writing,” Reed said in an interview with 11Alive News. Reed was a state senator when he was elected mayor in 2009. He gave up his law practice when he became mayor.
“I plan on going to the private sector in January 2018. That’s what (wife) Sarah Elizabeth and I have talked about,” Reed said.
The Conventional Wisdom had Mayor Reed running for Governor in 2018, after second-term Governor Nathan Deal would be term limited out. Should Jason Carter end up winning in November instead, 2022 would indeed be the next opportunity for Democrat Reed to have a chance to live on West Paces Ferry Road.
Unless 2020 and the opportunity to run against Senator David Perdue beckoned first.