Mayor-Elect, Angelyne Butler, Defeats Incumbent to Become the First Black Mayor in Forest Park
Forest Park, GA, made history tonight electing their first African American Mayor to lead one of the largest cities in Clayton County. Angelyne Butler defeated the incumbent with almost twice as many votes. Other winners tonight include the re-election of councilman Dabouze Antoine and Kimberly James was elected councilwoman.
Mayor-Elect Butler said, “This is what happens when you truly pull together. Now the work starts. Our community must unite so we can make Forest Park an even greater place to live for everyone. This could not have happened without a collective effort and the support of the community.”
City Councilman Ward 2, Dabouze Antoine comments, “Change has been a long time coming. We put in the work and it’s a new day in Forest Park. Finally the entire community will be represented. This is a win for the people.
Councilwoman-Elect Ward 1, Kimberly James, said, “I’m so grateful to the community for their support. I will work hard to empower our citizens with information and access.”