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  Reed, Kasim
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2012-01-01  
 
NameKasim Reed
Address105 Olde Overlook Ct, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331, United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://www.kasimreed.com
Born June 10, 1969 (51 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRob Ritchie
Dec 28, 2017 02:33pm
Tags Black -
InfoSenator Kasim Reed
Senate District 35

M. Kasim Reed is a life long Georgian, and a graduate of Howard University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees. Currently, he is a Partner with the international law firm of Holland & Knight LLP. Mr. Reed's civic and professional leadership has been nationally recognized in such publications as The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Black Enterprise Magazine and Ebony Magazine, among others. Mr. Reed was also selected as one of Georgia Trend Magazine's "40 under 40 Rising Stars" in 2001, as Fulton County Daily Report's "Lawyers On the Rise" in 2002, as one of the "10 Outstanding Young Atlantans" in Outstanding Atlanta as well as being selected to the "Leadership Georgia Class of 2001."

M. Kasim Reed represents employers in various areas of employment law, including sex, age and disability discrimination, civil rights litigation, and contract-related disputes involving restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements. He has extensive experience representing employers before various state and federal courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal and state administrative agencies. Additionally, Mr. Reed has developed a sub-specialty in the entertainment law area, where he has substantial experience drafting and negotiating entertainment agreements on behalf of recording artists, song writers, and recording companies.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. He is admitted to practice in Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals. In June of 2002, Mr. Reed was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Howard University as the youngest full trustee of the Board. While attending Howard's law school, Mr. Reed served as the Co-Chair of the Moot Court Board and received the Dean's Leadership Award for service to the law school community. He was also the first student to serve as a member of the University's Board of Trustees as both an undergraduate and graduate student.

Mr. Reed served as the Campaign Manager for Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin's successful effort to become the first female Mayor of the City of Atlanta. Following Mayor Franklin's election in November, she selected Mr. Reed to serve as one of two (2) Co-Chairs for the Shirley Franklin Transition Team. During the transition process, he also chaired the search committee for selecting the Mayor's senior cabinet-level staff, including the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, City Attorney, Chief of Police and Commissioner of Public Works. He continues to advise Mayor Franklin on an on-going basis.

Moreover, Mr. Reed is a member of the Georgia General Assembly. Most recently, he was re-elected to the Georgia State Senate after serving two terms as the State Representative for House District 52 where he was formerly a member of the House Judiciary, Education and Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committees. Currently, he is a member of the Senate Judiciary, Higher Education, Retirement, and the State and Local Government Committees.

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Apr 18, 2018 01:00pm Investigation Former Mayor Kasim Reed named in Atlanta City Hall corruption subpoena  Article IndyGeorgia 
Dec 19, 2017 07:25pm Profile Powering Down: Mayor Kasim Reed says goodbye to the only job he’s wanted since he was 13  Article IndyGeorgia 

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Wife Sarah-Elizabeth Langford Reed 00, 0000-
Father In-Law Arthur Langford, Jr. 0000-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  06/09/2022 GA Governor - D Primary ???
  06/01/2022 GA US Senate - D Primary ???
  11/02/2021 Atlanta Mayor ???
  11/05/2013 Atlanta Mayor Won 84.11% (+78.77%)
  12/01/2009 Atlanta Mayor - Runoff Won 50.42% (+0.85%)
  11/03/2009 Atlanta Mayor Won 37.99% (+0.00%)
  11/04/2008 GA Senate 35 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/15/2008 GA Senate 35 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 GA Senate 35 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 GA Senate 35 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 GA Senate 35 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/20/2002 GA Senate 35 - D Primary Won 65.76% (+52.64%)
  11/07/2000 GA State House 052 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/18/2000 GA State House 052 - D Primary Won 76.96% (+64.27%)
  11/03/1998 GA State House 052 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/11/1998 GA State House 052 - D Runoff Won 60.65% (+21.30%)
  07/21/1998 GA State House 052 - D Primary Won 36.56% (+17.42%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  06/09/2020 GA US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-52.82%)
  05/22/2018 GA Governor - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-76.44%)
  07/15/2014 GA Governor - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  05/20/2014 GA US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-74.98%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Atlanta City Council - At-Large P1 - Nov 07, 2017 D Michael Julian Bond
Atlanta Mayor - Nov 07, 2017 D Keisha Lance Bottoms
DNC Party Chair - Feb 25, 2017 D Thomas E. Perez
GA Amendment 1: Opportunity School District - Nov 08, 2016 NO No
GA US President - D Primary - Mar 01, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
Chicago Mayor - Runoff - Apr 07, 2015 D Rahm Emanuel
Atlanta City Council - At-Large P2 - Nov 05, 2013 N Aaron Watson
Atlanta City Council - At-Large P3 - Nov 05, 2013 N H. Lamar Willis
TSPLOST Referendum - Atlanta Regional District - Jul 31, 2012 YES Yes
GA Governor - D Primary - Jul 20, 2010 D Roy Barnes
GA US President- D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Barack Obama