Andrea Boone, former City of Atlanta Commissioner in the Mayor’s Office of Constituent and Human Services has won her bid to replace Atlanta Councilmember C.T. Martin as representative for District 10 covering communities located in the southwest area of the city. She is a lifelong resident of the district with a reputation as an established community leader winning the seat as a first time ballot candidate. Boone defeated two opponents to win the race without a runoff earning 77.25% of the vote in a contest to succeed Martin who stepped down to run for Atlanta City Council President. “I love this city and am humbled by the outpouring of support I’ve received throughout the campaign,” said Councilmember-elect Boone. “My heart is full and I am ready to get to work for the residents and businesses in District 10 on the issues that matter most like public safety, support for senior citizens, youth empowerment and access to good jobs.”
Boone served as Chief of Staff to Councilmember Martin for 19 years spearheading his work to create better housing, reduce crime and support youth empowerment initiatives. During her tenure, she co-founded the City of Atlanta’s annual Youthfest, a program that for 16 years has given thousands of children in Southwest Atlanta the opportunity to experience a fun-filled day of activities during summer break. She was also instrumental in the opening of the Adamsville Natatorium, a $20 million dollar world-class recreation center where she initiated bold new projects creating programming aimed at improving the quality of life for youth, families and senior citizens. Boone joined the administration of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in 2010 as Commissioner of the Office of Constituent and Human Services where she assisted thousands of residents in securing shelter, food and other critical services. Boone inherited by birth the legacy of Atlanta’s prolific civil rights movement as the daughter of the late civil rights Leader Rev. Joseph E. Boone and longtime Atlanta Public Schools educator Alethea W. Boone. Her service on the Council will be guided by her long term commitment to community, health and social justice.