In reaching our decision to endorse Chokwe Antar Lumumba, a phrase we kept returning to was "the will of the people." What his father brought to Jackson in his short time as mayor is hard to quantify—but "hope," "pride" and "unity" are all words in the mix.
Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Melvin Priester Jr. and John Horhn are leading the money race heading into the last week of the race for mayor.
"I was busy" and "Why not?" are the two top reasons Ward 7 Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon, a 29-year veteran of the council and mother of five, gave the Jackson Free Press for entering the mayor's race for the first time since joining the council in 1985.