Incumbent Mayor Johnson re-entering the race

January 31, 2013 in News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Link Newswire

Hundreds of Mayor Harvey Johnson’s supporters were on hand Saturday afternoon, Jan. 26, as he ended speculation as to whether or not he planned to seek re-election.

“I’m ready, I’m willing, I’m able and I am the most prepared person to continue to fight every single day for you as mayor of this great city,” Johnson announced.

This would be Johnson’s fourth term leading the Capital City. He said he plans to finish the vision that was set forth four years ago. One major project he wants to continue to work on is bringing a hotel to the downtown convention center.

The mayor stated that though the convention center has been extremely successful, it would be utilized more if a hotel was part of the complex.

The Mayor also reminded the crowd of the accomplishments that were established during his time in office, such as the drainage improvements to areas like Town Creek and Summit Avenue and the increased number of uniformed officers on the street.

The Mayor said, reflecting on his three terms in office, that any major project initiated in the last 20 years was the result of his work. “I am ready to continue to move the city of Jackson forward, together with the support of this great community,” he said.