ATLANTA -- City Councilman Bill Campbell last Tuesday overwhelmed former Fulton County Commissioner Michael Lomax to win a bitter runoff election for mayor of Atlanta.

Campbell won 73% of the vote in the nonpartisan contest. When he is sworn in on Jan. 3, he will become Atlanta's third black mayor, taking over from Maynard Jackson as the city Prepares to host the 1996 Summer Olympics.

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