Alex Wan moves into Cathy Woolard’s campaign headquarters, Woolard weighs endorsing a mayoral candidate
Alex Wan is facing fellow council member Felicia Moore in the Dec. 5 runoff for City Council president. As part of his campaign he’s moved into the former headquarters of Cathy Woolard, who came in third in the mayoral race that will also be decided on Dec. 5 when Keisha Lance Bottoms faces Mary Norwood.
The office space is located at 591 North Highland Avenue, across from Manuel’s Tavern. The move is a nod to something the candidates share: both are openly gay.
“The runoff is somewhat of a sprint, with a lot to do in a short period of time,” Wan said in a press release. “So it’s important that we have a spot where campaign staff, voters and volunteers, from phone bankers to canvassers and neighborhood leaders from across the City, can convene, as well as pick up and drop off all of the various parts a campaign entails.”
It won’t be an easy race for Wan, who received 38 percent of the vote on Tuesday. Moore, who received 35 percent of the vote, is popular in Buckhead and has developed a reputation as a dissenting voice on the City Council. After the Nov. 7 election, she said via Facebook, “We made it into the runoff – exactly as we expected and the polls predicted. We are extremely proud that our all-positive reformer message resonated so well with Atlanta voters. But we’re not done yet! We still have one more election to go!”
Woolard is becoming a power broker in the Dec. 5 runoff election. Her endorsement could carry a lot off weight with voters. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Woolard is planning to hold a discussion with Norwood and Bottoms that will occur some time next week.