Chokwe Lumumba celebrates win in Jackson mayoral democratic runoff (VIDEO)

May 22, 2013 in News, Top Stories, Videos

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Jackson city councilman Chowke Lumumba along with family and supporters celebrates his victory over Jonathan Lee in the Jackson Mayoral Democratic Runoff on Tuesday, May 21 2013….

Most Miss. cities hold mayoral primaries Tuesday

May 6, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Most Mississippi cities are electing mayors this year, and party primaries Tuesday will narrow the fields of candidates.

Some of the toughest primaries will be in Jackson, Vicksburg and Madison, where incumbents are seeking re-election, and in Clarksdale, where the seat is open because the current mayor chose not to run.

Primary runoffs are May 21 and the general election is June 4. New four-year terms begin July 1.

Jump starting the Jackson mayoral race

March 14, 2013 in Top Stories

By Artaymis Ma’at

Special to The Mississippi Link

The People’s Assembly Task Force did not hesitate to jump start the first public forum for who’s the best person to serve the people as mayor of Jackson. The forum took place Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Word and Worship Church, 6286 Hanging Moss Rd.

Eight mayoral candidates – six Democrats and two Independents – seized the opportunity to showcase their credentials.

Incumbent Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr.’s campaign manager attended on his behalf. Frank Bluntson, Audrey Nichols, Robert Amos and Charles Taylor Sr. were not in attendance. Also qualifying as a candidate is Victoria Jacobs. There are now 14 candidates….