Dickens beat Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore in the runoff election, getting more than 60% of the vote. In the Nov. 2 election, Dickens was overshadowed by former mayor Kasim Reed’s bid to regain his old post, and shocked voters and pundits alike when he edged out Reed to earn his spot in a runoff against Moore.
In the general election, Dickens received about 24% of the vote to Moore’s 40%, but in the weeks that followed Dickens gained major endorsements and support — including the endorsement of Atlanta’s current mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Atlanta residents and leaders were clearly behind Dickens, and many expressed their excitement about the Mayor-elect on Twitter Wednesday morning.
Below is a sampling of what Atlantans are saying about their newly-elected mayor.