By Othor Cain Contributing Writer State Senator John Horhn has represented portions of Jackson in the halls of the state Capitol since 1993 and now wants to take that experience and use it to lead all of Jackson by becoming the city’s next mayor. In a public announcement Tuesday, Horhn joined by his wife Gail, […]
By Shanderia K. Posey Editor Hinds County District 1 Supervisor Robert Graham officially announced his candidacy for Jackson mayor Sept. 15, on the steps of the Hinds County Circuit Courthouse. Graham’s campaign is banking on his “experience, maturity and leadership” – words etched on his campaign signs as reasons he should be the capital city’s […]
By Shanderia K. Posey Editor The city of Jackson’s mayoral race has officially begun now that Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham– District 1 have officially confirmed their candidacies Along with about 100 supporters, Lumumba stood in front of city hall the afternoon of May 19 and announced he was running […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — City Council member Tony Yarber and Chokwe Antar Lumumba, son of the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, will be in an April 22 runoff to see who will become Jackson’s next mayor. Complete, but unofficial, returns from Tuesday’s election show only 10 votes separate the two. Affidavit and absentee ballots are still […]
Local businessman Jonathan Lee will face city Councilman Chokwe Lumumba in a May 21 primary for the Democratic race for mayor.
Incumbent Mayor Harvey Johnson, who was facing 10 Democratic challengers on the ballot, conceded defeat Tuesday evening.
“I’m obviously disappointed in the results of the election, but this is the American way. We have to respect the Democratic process, we’ll do that and move forward,” Johnson said. “I’m looking at accomplishments. I’m looking at a legacy and I’m fairly sure whoever assumes the office of mayor in the next four years will build on that foundation we’ve built over the past 12 years.”
Businessman Jonathan Lee and Jackson Councilman Chokwe Lumumba advance to a mayoral runoff election on May 21.