State Senate District 28 run-off Feb. 26


City mayoral and council seat candidates lining up

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa



Marshand Crisler and Sollie B. Norwood will be the two run-off candidates for State Senate District 28, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Crisler received 25 percent of 2,789 votes cast, with Norwood receiving 22.5 percent of the votes.

The winner will fill the seat vacated due to Sen. Alice Harden’s passing. Crisler is a former Jackson City Council president and community college administrator. Norwood is a former Jackson Public School board member.

Crisler is running as a democrat and serves as a board member of the State Democrat Executive Committee. He currently is working on his Ph.D at Jackson State University; he earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from JSU.

Norwood is running as a non-partisan candidate. He received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Jackson State and attended the University of Mississippi.

The next round of campaigns and voting continues with the 2013 Jackson mayoral race and city council seats. For mayor, the candidates to date are: incumbent Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr., Ward 2’s councilman Atty. Chokwe Lumumba, Ward 4’s councilman Frank Bluntson, Johnathon Lee – president of Mississippi Products, and Regna Quinn – former general counsel for Jackson State university.

The qualifying deadline

for the mayoral primary is March 8, the primary election is May 7, with the general election set for June 4.

Candidates for council seats also are lining up. Stopping by The Mississippi Link office recently to announce they are throwing their hats into the ring have been: Atty. Melvin Priester Jr. campaigning for Ward 2 council seat and Pastor Barron Banks campaigning for Ward 4.

Atty. June Hardwick gave notice that she’s officially launching her campaign for Ward 7 on Thursday, Feb. 14.

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