Keisha Lance Bottoms

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Full Name Keisha Lance Bottoms
Age 50 Years Old
Nick Name Keisha
Gender Female
Famous As Politician, Lawyer
Birth Date January 18th, 1970
Birth Place Atlanta, Georgia

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About Keisha Lance Bottoms; Politician and Lawyer

An American politician as well as lawyer, ''Keisha Lance Bottoms'', is the 60th mayor of Atlanta, Georgia who was elected as mayor in 2017. Back then, she was a member of the ''Atlanta City Council'', representing part of ''Southwest Atlanta''. She was also sworn in as mayor in 2018 and has quickly emerged as one of the Democratic Party's rising stars. She was declared victory in the December runoff election against ''Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood''. Before she became mayor,  former U.N. ambassador and Atlanta mayor Andrew Young said ''her husband was the most influential man in her life, calling them both good, solid Christian people''. Sadly, she said on Monday (6th July 2020) that she has tested positive for Covid-19. The 50-year-old Democrat is among the women named as a potential vice-presidential running mate for presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden. "COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive," Bottoms tweeted. She also mentioned that both she and her husband were positive just before 6 p.m. ET on Monday. She said they decided to get tested because her husband had been sleeping more than normal since last Thursday. Scroll more know about her full biography including her personal life, health details, career, net worth, children, birthday, age, wiki, facts, and more. 

Famous for

  • Being one of the top prospects to be the ''Presumptive Democratic''.
  • Being a second woman to hold the office in a run-off following a race that initially featured more than a dozen candidates. 
  • The only mayor in Atlanta's history to have served in all three branches of government, serving as a judge and ''City Councilmember'' before being sworn in as mayor.

Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for COVID 19

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Early Life of Keisha Lance Bottoms

The Politician as well as the lawyer, Keisha Lance Bottoms was born on 18th January 1970. The birthplace of Bottoms is Atlanta, Georgia, United States, and her nationality is American. The religion of Keisha is agnostic. Her ethnicity is American-African whereas, her race is black. The sun sign of Keisha is Capricon which can be defined by our loyalty, intelligence, and discipline. She is the daughter of the father (R and B star Major Lance) and mother (Sylvia Robinson). She celebrates her birthday every 18th of January. Lance had celebrated her 50th birthday till now. She is graduated from the ''Frederick Douglass High School, Florida A&M University'', and she obtained her law degree from the ''Georgia State University College of Law (1994)''. 

Career of Keisha Lance Bottoms

  • Keisha Lance Bottoms's career began when she received a plurality of votes (26%) in a crowded field of candidates on Election Day.
  • Because of this, she was elected as mayor for the very first time in the year 2017 by defeating fellow City Council member ''Mary Norwood'' in the runoff election.
  • Despite this, she was investigated during the mayoral election for several lump payments to campaign staff totaling over $180,000 which were not properly reported.
  • Due to which, she voluntarily returned $25,700 in campaign contributions which she received from PRAD Group from an engineering contractor whose office had been raided by the ''Federal Bureau of Investigation'' in October 2017.
  • To investigate fake robocalls made in her name, she called on the attorney general of Georgia, which her campaign said were laden with racist overtones and made primarily in Atlanta's white neighborhoods. It happened on 4th November 2017.
  • Lance signed an executive order forbidding the city jail to hold ''ICE detainees'' in 2018 but in 2019 she said ''Our city does not support ICE. We don't have a relationship with the U.S. Marshals Service. We closed our detention center to ICE detainees, and we would not pick up people on an immigration violation''.
  • She served as the mayor of Atlanta, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that she has catapulted into the national spotlight thanks to a speech that lasted a little more than four minutes since 2018.
  • Bottoms even endorsed ''Joe Biden'' in the ''2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries'' in June 2019 whereas in March of 2020, ''Politico'' reported her as a possible vice-presidential pick for Biden.
  • CNN reported that Keisha was among his top four choices, along with Representative ''Val Demings'' and Senators ''Kamala Harris'' and ''Elizabeth Warren'' in June.
  • In April 2020, she rebuked Georgia Governor ''Brian Kemp'' after he announced the reopening of Georgia businesses, ''saying that it was too early in the COVID-19 pandemic''.
  • As some of Atlanta's peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent on 29th May, she delivered an impassioned and completely unscripted speech in which she spoke as both a mayor and a mother.
  • Keisha also repeatedly condemned Trump for making it worse and stoking racial tensions and encouraged people to vote, saying, "If you want to change in America, go and register to vote. That is the change we need in this country''.
  • Atlanta Police Department officers went on strike to protest the charges brought against the officers involved in the killing of ''Rayshard Brooks'' in June 2020 and she said that APD morale "is down tenfold".

Keisha Lance Bottoms, a famous politician and lawyer

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  • On 6th July 2020, Keisha Lance Bottoms said Monday that she has tested positive for Covid-19. 
  • "COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive," the mayor said on Twitter.
  • She also told that she received the news that both she and her husband were positive just before 6 p.m. ET on Monday. She said they decided to get tested because her husband had been sleeping more than normal since last Thursday.
  • "This is scary. We've done all the things that we thought we should do, and for us to still test positive, I think, really speaks to how easily this virus is spread and obviously none of us are immune from it," she said.
  • She said, "I'm a mayor but I'm also a mom and a wife, so I've got to wrap my brain around what exactly this means and how do I keep all of my kids, the rest of my kids, safe".

Personal Life of Keisha Lance Bottoms

Keisha was a married woman. She was married with ''Derek W. Bottoms'' in October 1994 at Atlanta's Ben Hill United Methodist Church. Derek is also vice president of employment practices and associate relations at Home Depot by profession. Her husband is about six years senior to Bottoms. Both attorneys met three years prior during their first year at ''Georgia State University College of Law''. The couple has four children. Due to unsuccessful attempts to have children biologically, the couple adopted three sons and a daughter. On 6th July 2020, she announced on her Twitter account that she and her husband had tested positive for COVID-19. She is asymptomatic. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

Keisha Lance Bottoms with her husband and child 1

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Net Worth of Keisha Lance Bottoms

From her dual profession as politician and lawyer, she surely must have amassed a hefty amount of money. Up to the date, Keisha's net worth has been growing significantly in 2019-2020. Her net worth is estimated from $100,000-$1 million. The income source of Keisha is from politics field. She must be earning a considerable amount of salary from her work. She is living a cool lifestyle at present. 

Body Measurement of Keisha Lance Bottoms

Talking about the beauty of Keisha Lance Bottoms, she is amazingly beautiful with a luring personality. Her killer smile is so charming that it can attract a lot of followers towards her. Her height is perfect which matches her body weight. Recently, she tests positive for coronavirus which is really sad news. We wish her all the best to be healthy soon.