Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. knows the ins and outs of how the city of Jackson works—and doesn't.
Jackson City Councilman Frank Bluntson, 77, is not exactly a newcomer to local politics: He has served almost eight years on the Jackson City Council, and several as council president.
Chokwe Lumumba first came to Jackson in the early 1970s as a civil-rights activist. He returned to Michigan shortly after to attend law school, returning to Mississippi in 1988.
In the crowded pack of no less than nine mayoral candidates in Jackson, most will have to work hard to stand out and get the majority of votes in May. In that otherwise all-boys club, Regina Quinn has no trouble standing out, regardless of her gender.