On July 4 Tech administrator Bahareh Azizi announced her candidacy for the Atlanta City Council District 6 seat representing Midtown, Morningside, Druid Hills and Virginia Highlands after the incumbent, Anne Fauver announced that she would not be running.
She joined fellow candidates Steve Brodie, Liz Coyle, Alex Wan and Miguel Gallegos.
Azizi, who has lived in the same building in Midtown ever since enrolling at Tech, is focusing her campaign on safety, community development and education.
She declared her candidacy at the 40th annual Peachtree Road Race.
‘The Peachtree Road Race brings people from all over Atlanta and the U.S. together to the streets, working together, and its about endurance,” Azizi said.
“I thought, what better way to explain my campaign,” Azizi said.
Azizi received her doctorate from Tech in 2005 and stayed with the Institute, completing post-doctoral research in the chemistry and biochemistry departments. She recently began work in an administrative position within the chemistry and biochemistry departments.
“The knowledge I have from working with [research facilities] and helping them grow will help me with some institutions in the city”, Azizi said of her two positions.
“Georgia Tech is a huge asset not only to Midtown but also to the city of Atlanta as a whole, at Tech we breed some fantastic students and if they fall in love with the city…we can utilize the product of Tech, these great students, as an advantage for the city,” Azizi said.