JACKSON, Miss. – The competition is up with the new names added for the special mayoral election in Jackson that will take place April 8.
With Jackson Mayor Chockwe Lumumba’s passing, his replacement could be one of these ten people, with others still trying to enter the race.
The first person to announce his candidacy was former Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson. City Councilman Tony Yarber is a candidate for mayor, Attorney Regina Quinn is running for mayor, Jackson City Councilman Melvin Priester Jr. announced his candidacy for mayor, the late mayor’s son, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, joins the race for mayor, Albert Wilson is a candidate for Jackson mayor, State Sen. John Horhn announced that he is running for Jackson mayor, Francis Smith is running for Jackson mayor, Kenneth Swarts is a candidate for Jackson mayor and City Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon is the most recent to add her name to the list Monday, March 17.
Four others have filed their paperwork to enter the race.
The deadline to qualify for candidacy is Wednesday, March 19.