Ransom appointed mayor of Atlanta
Travis Ransom was sworn in as mayor of Atlanta Monday evening after being appointed by the city council to fill the remainder of the late Keith Crow’s term.
Crow, who had been mayor since 2006, passed away July 22. The council, according to city charter, had to appoint someone to the post no later than their Aug. 21 meeting.
The appointment of Ransom, a local insurance agent, was approved unanimously. He has expressed an interest in running for a full term as mayor at the end of the unexpired term he’s completing.
That election will be held next May. Mayors serve two-year terms.
For more on the appointment, see Wednesday’s Atlanta Citizens Journal.