Fulton County Commission chairman joins race for Atlanta mayor

Fulton County Commission Chairman John EavesFulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves addresses the BBA in 2015.

Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves is joining a crowded field of candidates vying for mayor in this year’s non-partisan race, according to published reports.

More than a dozen candidates, including five members of the current city council are vying for the post.

So far, the field includes:

The election will be held on Nov. 7. An almost certain runoff would follow on Dec. 5.

The winner replaces Mayor Kasim Reed.

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