Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed jokes during re-election announcement at 4th annual State of the City speech
(WXIA) -- Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed was named one of The Washington Post's "Top 10" rising democratic stars on Friday.
According to "The Fix," a Washington Post political blog, Reed is one of the Democratic Party's "biggest rising African-American stars." The article cites the "shifting demographics in Georgia" as one of the reasons democrats have a chance at becoming a resurgent party in the state.
The 44-year-old Reed has also established a national profile and is reportedly set to be named to the Democratic National Committee's executive committee.
The article suggested Reed's best move up would be into the Georgia Governor's Mansion, however some Georgia political experts think the state has "quite a way to go" before another democrat would be elected to the Governor's office.
On Monday, Reed will apply to qualify for re-election and his chance at a second term as mayor of Atlanta.
Also listed on the "Top 10" list was California Atty. General Kamala Harris, Florida Atty. General Pam Bondi, George P. Bush and Oklahoma state House Speaker T.W. Shannon.