2013 The Root 100
 

Mayor Kasim Reed is a rising star in the Democratic Party.

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  • Kasim Reed

  • Mayor of Atlanta whose star is rising on the national political stage.
  • Job: Mayor of Atlanta
  • Sector: Government/Politics
  • Twitter: @KasimReed
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Age: 44
  • Bio: Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta learned at the feet of political icons like Shirley Franklin and Andrew Young. The former state senator is noted for his ability to work with the state's Republican governor and legislature, and bridge the gap between government and the private sector. In an effort to dramatically decrease street homelessness by December 2013, Reed snagged a $3.3 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. This summer, the longtime Howard University trustee was invited to the White House by President Obama to discuss the recent Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act, yet another nod to the rising Democratic star. Like his Facebook page.
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