“The decision that I have made after thoughtful prayer and consideration is not to seek another term as mayor of this city,” Bottoms said during a news conference, getting visibly emotional during her speech.
Bottoms said she would not be accepting a job with Walgreens, denying reports of her next move.
“I don’t know what’s next,” she said.
Bottoms had first announced late Thursday that she would not seek reelection to a second term, a surprising move for a mayor who has seen her stature grow in the Democratic Party.
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