Cathy Woolard has formally endorsed Mary Norwood to be Atlanta’s next mayor, a move that could possibly seal her victory in the Dec. 5 runoff.
Woolard came in third in the mayoral race and her endorsement was widely anticipated. Norwood will face Keisha Lance Bottoms in the runoff election.
“I am honored to accept the endorsement of Cathy Woolard for Atlanta Mayor,” Norwood said in a Facebook post. “She said it perfectly: ethics, integrity and the way we grow are deciding issues. I am excited to campaign arm in arm with her through Election Day. And I hope I can call on her expertise if elected mayor, as we grow this city in a way that is ethical, equitable and puts our neighborhoods first.”
Norwood has also received the endorsements of Former mayor Shirley Franklin, former city COO Peter Aman, and City Council President Ceasar Mitchell. Mitchell and Aman were also running for mayor but didn’t get enough votes to make it into the runoff.
Bottoms is endorsed by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and is widely seen as his heir apparent. She’s also been endorsed by City Councilmember Kwanza Hall, another mayoral contender.