2013 Candidates for Mayor of Jackson

A statue of Andrew Jackson stands in front of City Hall.

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Re-elect Harvey Johnson Jr.

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We liked the idea of new blood in city government in 2013. We are, therefore, both excited and encouraged by the prospect of a number of new, younger city council members this time around.

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Jackson Municipal Elections: The Candidates

With yard signs, flyers and debates galore, you might have lost track of which candidates are running for which offices. Here's a quick reference list.

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The Campaigners

Have you ever wondered who’s behind the mayoral candidates? So did we. Here’s what we found out about four of them.

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Steady As He Goes: The JFP Interview with Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr.

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Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. knows the ins and outs of how the city of Jackson works—and doesn't.

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Jones: Living Up to Potential

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John H. Jones Jr. is a highly educated and experienced administrator, and he wants to bring those qualities to the Jackson mayor's office.

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Reeves: A Woman with a Vision

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Jackson resident and business owner Charlotte Reeves prides herself on being a longtime resident of the capital city.

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‘It’s Not About Me’: The JFP Interview with Mayoral Hopeful Frank Bluntson

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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.

A Chokwe Lumumba Primer: His 2013 JFP Interview, Audio, Campaign Reports

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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.

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Francis Smith: Pastor and Politician

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Francis Smith calls himself a non-politician. The pastor of Total Praise and Worship on Cedar Lane in south Jackson is taking to the campaign trail this spring though, as an independent candidate for the office of mayor in Jackson.

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Lady of the Pack: Quinn Joins Crowded Mayor's Race

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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.

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Robert Amos: Bring in the Bucks

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Robert Amos ran for mayor of Jackson in 2009 and for a seat on the Hinds County Board of Supervisors 2011.

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The JFP Interview with William Bright

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William Bright spent the last 13 years as an officer in the Jackson Police Department. Now he’s left the force and is asking the citizens to promote him ... to mayor.

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This Man Wants to Be Mayor

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Jackson mayoral candidate Jonathan Lee believes in opportunity: "I think it's fair to point out, too, that I'm not a corporate guy. I run a business on the corner of Valley (Street) and Raymond Road," he says.