U.S. Rep.
John Lewis

Post 2 At-Large City Councilman Aaron Watson has picked up another high-profile endorsement in his reelection bid.

Today U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta, announced he is backing Watson in the race against former Atlanta City Councilwoman and Buckhead resident Mary Norwood.

“Your vote this November will keep Aaron Watson in office, because he has worked hard to build up our police force, bring jobs to the city and improve Atlanta,” Lewis said in a recorded statement posted to YouTube. “We have come to far over the last four years to turn back the clock. I know Councilman Aaron Watson, and I need your help to reelect him.”

Last week, the Buckhead Coalition also gave Watson its endorsement in the city council race.

The municipal elections are Nov. 5.