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Why I'm Running

I'm running for City Council, to bring District 1 together so that we can implement common sense approaches to make our neighborhoods safer, ensure that our children succeed, protect the interests of seniors and legacy residents, as well as improve the delivery of government services: Education, Housing, Infrastructure, Safety and Transportation.  Atlanta deserves a functional and highly efficient government, I would be honored to serve as your District 1 partner, by gaining your support and earning your vote on Tuesday, November 2nd.   


- Victor

VICTOR TATE is an Atlanta native, community and education advocate, as well as faith leader who is called, committed and has the capacity to bringing diverse groups of constituents together to get things done for the City of Atlanta’s District 1 neighborhoods.


Victor serves as senior pastor of First Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in East Atlanta for the past 13 years and is the founder of ‘Tate Talks’ a social ethics training ministry.


He is the Governing Board Chair for the Ivy Preparatory Academy, Georgia’s first charter school, where he has served on the Board for several years. Victor previously served as President of the Atlanta Council of PTA’s, giving oversight to over 200 local school units within the Atlanta Public Schools District. He also worked in the APS District as a Parent Liaison/Family Engagement Specialist for several years.  Victor has completed the ‘Regional Economic & Leadership Development’ training with the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, as well as the United Way Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP).


Victor’s maternal and paternal families were long term residents of the Summerhill community of District 1, where he grew up. He attended Clara Maxwell Pitts Elementary School and graduated from Samuel Howard Archer High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morehouse College, Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) and is currently enrolled at United Theological Seminary (UTS) where he is pursuing the Doctorate of Ministry Degree in the ROOTED: Church and Community Revitalization/Partnership cohort. Victor lives in the Chosewood Park neighborhood of District 1, a few streets over from his childhood home. 



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