Kasim Reed

Politician + Mayor of Atlanta + Georgia
Born Jun 10, 1969

Mohammed Kasim Reed, known as Kasim Reed is the 59th Mayor of Atlanta, who previously represented the 35th District of the Georgia State Senate. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1998 to 2002. After serving as campaign manager for Shirley Franklin's successful 2001 Atlanta Mayoral campaign, he ran for the position in 2009 since Franklin was term limited.… Read More

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  • Nlc President Matt Zone Creates Economic Mobility And Opportunity Task Force
    Yahoo News - Nov 21, 2016
  • Mayor And Pastor's Fiery Debate Over Trump
    CNN - Sep 22, 2016
  • Black Man Found Hanging In Atlanta Park Stirs Fear And Ugly Memories
    LATimes - Jul 10, 2016
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    Yahoo News - Feb 11, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Kasim Reed.


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
…  He served as campaign manager for Shirley Franklin's successful Atlanta mayoral campaign in 2001.
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 challenged 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.


After Franklin was term limited from the mayor's office, Reed successfully ran for the position in 2009.
2010 - 2012 3 More Events
2013 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Reed announced his campaign for re-election as mayor on August 26, 2013.
2015 46 Years Old 1 More Event
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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