A look at Atlanta mayoral candidate Walter Reeves

Branch Politics
2 min readSep 30, 2021


This year, there will be 14 candidates on the ballot for Atlanta mayor. In this article, we’ll introduce you to one of the 14 candidates: Walter Reeves.

Who is Walter Reeves?

Walter Reeves is a former labor activist who advocated on behalf of chicken plant workers in Gainesville. Walter describes himself as a legal scholar and blue-collar worker. He has lived in Atlanta for a couple of years after moving from the Gainesville area.

Sources: WABE, 11 Alive

What are some of Walter’s top priorities if elected?

COVID-19: Walter is against using funds from gambling to recover from the pandemic, saying “what we definitely do not need in Atlanta, Georgia is gambling interests. It’s not welcome here; it’s very sleazy, and it corrupts blue-collar people.”

Public Safety: Walter plans to use his “special skill to build teams” to find the right people to address crime. He wants to “ban criminally insane elements from the city. All you need is barbed wire, construction trailers, lots of straitjackets, and even more Thorazine.” He said, “the criminally insane elements will be booted out of the bus with a hard kick.”

Sources: WABE, AJC, 11 Alive

How can I learn more?

To find out more about Walter’s positions on other issues, you can visit his full profile at www.branch.vote.

You can also use Branch to view information on other candidates running for Atlanta Mayor by clicking here.

Branch is here to help you feel more confident and informed when you walk into your polling place on November 2nd.

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