Keisha Lance Bottoms

Keisha Lance Bottoms

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Keisha Lance Bottoms is a professional lawyer and politician. From 2018 to 2022, Keisha Lance Bottoms served as the 60th mayor of Atlanta, Georgia.

Early life and Education

On January 18, 1970, Keisha Lance Bottoms was born in Atlanta, Georgia. As of 2022, she is already 52 years old and her zodiac sign is Capricorn. She was born to her father Major Lance and her mother Sylvia Robinson. Aditionally, her father is widely popular as an R&B singer-songwriter.

She graduated from Frederick Douglass High School and was raised in Atlanta. Later on, she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida A&M University. In 1994, she received a J.D. degree from Georgia State University College of Law. In addition, she is a member of Delta Sigma Thetasosoroty.

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Caption: Keisha Lance Bottoms in her childhood photo. Source: Instagram

Career

In 2017, Keisha Lance Bottoms was elected mayor after receiving a plurality of votes (26%). Thus, it was in a crowded field of candidates on Election Day. As a mayor, she is the 6th African American and the 2nd African American woman. Thus, she voluntarily returned $25,700 in campaign contributions she had received from PRAD Group, in October 2017.

Later on, she called on the attorney general of Georgia to investigate fake robocalls made in her name, on November 4, 2017. She also has stated that Atlanta was a “welcoming city” and “will remain open and welcoming to all.” Additionally, she signed an executive order forbidding the city jail to hold ICE detainees, in 2018.

Keisha Lance Bottoms

Caption: Keisha Lance Bottoms for a photoshoot. Source: Instagram

In July 2019, She started, “Our city does not support ICE. We don’t have a relationship with the U.S. Marshal[s] Service. We closed our detention center to ICE detainees, and we would not pick up people on an immigration violation.” In February 2020, Bottoms released Atlanta’s first LGBTQ Affairs report that focused on how various policies, initiatives, and programs can improve the lives of LGBTQ Atlantans. In 2018 she had created the city’s first LGBTQ advisory board, which included entertainer Miss Lawrence and activist Feroza Syed.

In December 2020, Bottoms appointed the city’s first director of LGBTQ Affairs, Malik Brown, and announced the continued LGBTQ advisory board leadership. Bottoms strongly rebuked Georgia Governor Brian Kemp after he announced the reopening of Georgia businesses in April 2020, saying that it was too early in the COVID-19 pandemic. When Atlanta experienced riots in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, Bottoms condemned those involved, but later expressed optimism while speaking to demonstrators at a protest, saying, “There is something better on the other side of this.”

More about career

Hence, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued an order suspending all local mask mandates, on July 15. Later, he filed suit against Bottoms in Superior Court, on July 16. Thus, he seeks to invalidate her order and prevent her from talking about it. Such Savannah and Athens did not file suits against other cities with mask mandates. On July 21, a hearing was postponed when the judge recused herself. Similarly, she announced she would not run for reelection in the Atlanta mayoral election, in May 2021.

In June 2019, in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, she endorsed Joe Biden. During a March 2020 CNN debate to choose a woman as his running mate, after he promised.  In June, Thus, CNN reported that she was among his top 4 choices, in June. On August 11, 2020, Harris was officially announced as Biden’s running mate. For the 2020 Democratic National Convention, she was named a permanent co-chair. Therefore, she was mentioned as a possible candidate for United States Secretary of Housing. And, also as mentioned Urban Development, after the election. Moreover, the net worth of Keisha Lance Bottoms is $1.5 million.

Personal life

Keisha Lance Bottoms is married to Derek W. Bottoms, in October 1994, at Atlanta’s Ben Hill United Methodist Church. Three years earlier, they met each other as a student at Georgia State University. Moreover, they adopted 4 children after unsuccessful attempts to conceive biologically.

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Caption: Keisha Lance Bottoms with her family. Source: Instagram

Body measurement and Social media

Keisha Lance Bottoms is very beautiful and pretty. Thus, she has a good height but her height and weight are not known yet. Therefore, the pretty lady has black hair color and dark brown pairs of eyes. She has an Instagram account named @KeishaBottoms, with 533k followers. Similarly, she has her Facebook account named with 179k followers. In her Twitter account named @KeishaBottoms, she has 345.2k followers.

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