We have contacted each candidate for Mayor a series of questions in order to get to know them. We have sent each candidate a simple questionnaire which asks why they’re running for Mayor, an explanation of their platforms and more. Each candidate is listed in alphabetical order. Here are their responses, in their entirety, unedited and in their own words.

What is your name?

Antonio Brown

What is your age?

36

What is your occupation?

Atlanta City Councilman/Humanitarian/ Entrepreneur/Philanthropist

What is your city of residence?

Atlanta, Georgia

How many years in public service?

2 Years as an Elected Official and 5 Years as a community leader

List your Community/Civic Affiliations:

The People’s Uprising- Founder The Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project NAACP Friendship Baptist Church Labor

What is the position you are running for?

Mayor of Atlanta

Why are you running for office?

Over the last year, the rebirth of the social justice movement reminded us of our humanity and together we changed the course of a nation and made history. United, we can create an inclusive ecosystem that provides access to quality jobs and empowers safe communities.

In what ways do you believe your experience will assist you in your position, if elected?

In less than two years, I have sponsored over 60 ordinances and resolutions while leading several community initiatives to improve the quality of life for residents in Atlanta. I will continue to fight for living-wage jobs, access to affordable housing, food insecurity and an equitable and just public safety system.

Why are you the best candidate for this position?

I have always been one of the few municipal elected officials to boldly and unapologetically step out front of the social justice movement reawakening a powerful time in our nation’s history

What do you think your constituents need the most?

For far too long, our city’s leadership has refused to confront the crisis of mass gentrification and poverty by creating more affordable housing.

What would you do differently than the predecessor in the position/office you’re running for?

Be Proactive and not Reactive I want to see Atlanta’s future growth rooted in inclusivity and equity, where we are all benefactors instead of creating a system of winners and losers.

What are the three (legislative) issues you will address, if elected?

(1/2) Reducing crime and reforming public safety through community-based, programmatic solutions. (3) Increasing affordable housing and reducing homelessness

If elected, what is your plan of action the first 100 days in office?

We will confront the crisis of mass gentrification and poverty by creating more affordable housing, providing better access to resources for the unsheltered. We will reimagine public safety by expanding training and resources FOR our officers, continue building our non-emergency response TEAM, and improving outcomes for at-risk youth.
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