Keisha Lance Bottoms to join White House as senior Biden advisor

Official picture of the 60th mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Official picture of the 60th mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms.(Keisha Lance Bottoms)
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 10:01 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Keisha Lance Bottoms is headed to the White House.

The former Atlanta mayor shared an Axios report Tuesday on social media which says President Joe Biden has tapped her to replace one of his most senior aides. She captioned it #Honored.

Bottoms is a lawyer and politician who served as the 60th mayor of Atlanta from 2018 to 2022. Before becoming mayor, she was a member of the Atlanta City Council, representing part of southwest Atlanta. Bottoms announced last year that she would not run for a second term as mayor.

Statement from the President: “In advance of the midterms, I am proud to announce two historic promotions to our senior team. Stuart Delery and Julie Rodriguez are dedicated public servants that bring diverse perspectives and a shared commitment to tackling the critical issues our nation faces today. “I am immensely grateful for the service of Dana Remus, who has been an invaluable member of my senior staff for the past 3 years and helped reinstate a culture of adherence to the rule of law. I wish her the best as she moves forward.”

President Joe Biden nominated Bottoms as vice-chair of civic engagement and voter protection at the DNC for the 2021–2025 term. She was previously among the candidates considered to become Biden’s vice president.

Axios says Bottoms will play an integral role in developing Biden’s policies.