ATLANTA (Nov. 8, 2012) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, fresh off helping President Obama retain his spot in Washington, has no plans to head to the Nation's Capital himself before 2017 if he's also re-elected next year.
Reed said he will serve every day of a second term if he wins re-election as Atlanta mayor in 2013. Reed said it's the "best job in the world." The mayor's anser was in response to Atlanta Business Chronicle Publsiher Ed Baker, who asked, "Are you guaranteeing us you're sticking around till 2017?"
(In photo at left, Carter President Scott Taylor, right, interviews Mayor Reed during the 2012 Carter Breakfast.)
The question came during the Carter Breakfast at the Atlanta History Center. One of the nation’s leading investment, development and advisory firms, Carter reintroduced the breakfast event this year to introduce its new brand and "Built on Bold" tagline. (Carter is a Wilbert News Strategies client.)
Reed acknowledged he's heard the rumors that he is considering taking on U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambless or a position in the Obama administration and heading to Washington before his second would expire. But that won't happen, the popular mayor told the crowd.
“He’s been pretty clear on that,” Sonji Jacobs, who heads communications for the mayor, told The Saporta Report today. “He is running for re-election, and he wants to be mayor for second term.”