Peter Aman, former Chief Operating Officer of the City of Atlanta and respected business leader, raised $285,716 in his first mayoral campaign finance disclosure. Aman, who has never run for public office before, officially entered the race April 19, giving him just two months to raise funds. Several candidates have been fund-raising for many months – even as much as a year – for the November 2017 election.
“I am encouraged by the strong showing of support from a cross-section of Atlantans willing to invest in my vision for a vibrant, livable and united Atlanta,” said Aman. “As a first-time candidate who has worked with two mayoral administrations, I understand Atlanta’s strengths and opportunities. If we are going to become a city that is safer and more connected, it’s going to take someone who knows the city and has the experience and vision to get things done at the executive level.”
The Aman for Atlanta campaign has received donations from more than 300 individuals. “This first report is a strong showing of confidence that someone who’s never held public office before can compete against longtime politicians,” said Aman. “I am committed to earning the trust of voters from every quadrant of this city. Atlanta’s citizens deserve a mayor who is committed to making Atlanta a city for all. That’s my only agenda.”