Former contestant Cathy Woolard to host mayoral candidate conversations

The former hizzoner hopeful hasn't endorsed Norwood or Bottoms, but she wants to help voters choose

Cathy ProJoeff Davis/CL fileFormer City Council President Cathy Woolard isn't stepping away from Atlanta's mayoral race.

Ever since Election Day, when Atlanta voters picked Councilwomen Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood to face off in a December runoff, Woolard, the third best vote-getter in that contest, has been fielding questions of who she'd support. Neither, she says.

"I've heard and considered calls for me to endorse one of the remaining candidates," Woolard says in a statement to Creative Loafing. "More than any candidate, I stand behind the ideas I laid out across my campaign. Affordable housing, improved transportation, commitment to livability, and clean government are achievable in Atlanta. These are the issues voters care about in every neighborhood. I continue to endorse those ideas."

So Woolard is hosting a discussion between the two remaining mayoral contestants "so the thousands of voters who supported me in this election can get clear answers about whether the remaining two contenders share our committment to the values and vision that galvanized my supporters on Tuesday."

She says both Norwood and Bottoms have agreed to participate in these #FightingForATL conversations. Further details of the when and where will be released early next week, according to the statement.

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