JACKSON, Miss. – Senator John Horhn has decided to put his name in the already filled hat of candidates for Jackson Mayor. He announced his candidacy Wednesday.Horhn has represented District 26 since 1993 which includes parts of Hinds and Madison Counties. The last time Horhn ran for mayor of Jackson was in 2009 against former Mayor Frank Metlon.
Horhn was not hesitant to acknowledge a DUI he received back in November 2013.
“I’ve had more of a few rocks thrown my way, and in the next several weeks, I expect my opponents and their supporters to hurl even more stones. And to be honest, I have probably thrown some of the biggest rocks at myself for even being in this situation,” said Horhn
Horhn went on further to say he felt that Jackson residents were more worried about “someone putting a gun in their face and robbing them, or someone breaking into their homes, or someone stealing their cars, or someone breaking into their businesses,” than his DUI overshadowing his qualifications.
Horhn also said he was the author of Jackson’s new one percent sales tax which was passed by a majority of residents in January. City leaders had held the vote off since 2011.
Former Mayor Harvey Johnson, Chokwe Lumumba’s son, two city council members, and others are also running for mayor.