Kasim Reed

Politician + Mayor of Atlanta + Georgia
Born Jun 10, 1969
Age 46
Hometown the United States
Political Party Democratic Partyl
Religion Methodist
Alma Mater Howard Uni + Juri...

Mohammed Kasim Reed, known as Kasim Reed, is the 59th Mayor of Atlanta; he was officially inaugurated on January 4, 2010. A Democrat, he was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1998 to 2002 and represented the 35th District in the Georgia State Senate from 2003 to 2009. After serving as campaign manager for Shirley Franklin's successful Atlanta mayoral campaign in 2001, he ran for the position in 2009 as Franklin was term limited.… Read More

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1969 Birth Born on June 10, 1969.


1989 - 1990 2 More Events
1991 22 Years Old Reed earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1991.
1995 26 Years Old He earned his juris doctorate from Howard University School of Law in 1995. … Read More
1998 29 Years Old In 1998 Henrietta Canty (1975–80, 1990–98), resigned her Georgia House of Representatives 52nd district seat to run for Georgia State Insurance Commissioner. … Read More


2000 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Reed ran a re-election campaign in 2000, when he was challenged by Clarence Canty, the son of Henrietta Canty, contested the seat, Reed won the July 18, 2000 Democratic primary by a large margin, with 77.0%&ndash of the vote. … Read More
…  After serving as campaign manager for Shirley Franklin's successful Atlanta mayoral campaign in 2001, he ran for the position in 2009 as the mayor's office is limited to two terms. … Read More
2002 33 Years Old 1 More Event
When Reed first ran for election in the 35 state senate district in the 2002 Democratic primary, it included 19 precincts in Douglas County, Georgia, and 333 in Fulton County. … Read More
2004 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004 James contested Reed for the seat she had held before him, but he won the July 20, 2004 Democratic primary election by a 58.8% - 41.2% margin.
2006 37 Years Old In January 2006, Reed introduced a bill to authorize scholastic teaching of the textbook The Bible and Its Influence by the non-partisan, ecumenical Bible Literacy Project. … Read More
2008 39 Years Old 1 More Event
A month before the February 5, 2008 Super Tuesday Georgia Democratic primary, Reed endorsed Barack Obama.


2009 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 21, 2009, Reed caused controversy in Atlanta's LGBT community when he stated that he supported civil unions for gays, but not gay marriage.
2010 - 2012 2 More Events
Reed announced his re-election campaign on August 26, 2013.
2015 46 Years Old In January 2015, Reed fired Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran following Cochran's self-publication and distribution of a book without permission from Reed or the City's Ethics Department. … Read More
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