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Regina Quinn Asks Independents to Drop Out of Mayoral Race

Former mayoral candidate and Chokwe Lumumba supporter Regina Quinn contacted two of the three independent candidates asking them to drop out of the June 4 general election to select Jackson's next mayor.

Councilman Chokwe Lumumba won the Democratic runoff earlier this week, defeating businessman Jonathan Lee by more than 3,000 votes.

Friday morning, Quinn released this statement to the JFP:

"After witnessing the brutal run-off between Mr. Lee and Mr. Lumumba, I came to the conclusion that the City had had enough and needed to start the healing process sooner rather than later. Therefore, I contacted two of the three independent candidates to see if they agreed with me that it would be best for the City of Jackson to acknowledge that with 20,000 plus votes people had decided who they wanted as their next mayor, and that it was now time to start healing. If I erred, it was an error of the head but not of the heart."

"Apparently, the healing process will have to wait until June 4, 2013," she added.

The independent candidates are Francis P. Smith Jr., Cornelius Griggs and Richard C. Williams Jr.

Comments

Enlightened1 5 years, 5 months ago

I feel that was a bold but wonderful gesture on Ms. Quinn's part. The people really have spoken already! However, we still live in a democracy where those independent candidates are free to continue to run if they choose to do so. Nevertheless, I see that there is one former candidate who REALLY CARES about the condition of the City of Jackson!! I will definitely remember this gesture of goodwill for the City of Jackson if Ms. Quinn decides to run for Mayor again in 2017.

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Enlightened1 5 years, 5 months ago

I feel that was a bold but wonderful gesture on Ms. Quinn's part. The people really have spoken already! However, we still live in a democracy where those independent candidates are free to continue to run if they choose to do so. Nevertheless, I see that there is one former candidate who REALLY CARES about the condition of the City of Jackson!! I will definitely remember this gesture of goodwill for the City of Jackson if Ms. Quinn decides to run for Mayor again in 2017.

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elbybruneiii 5 years, 5 months ago

I must say Ms. Quinn has brass! Who the hay does she think she is with her paltry little votes that she can ask anyone to drop out of the race. Does she not realize yet that she wasn't exactly the overwhelming choice of the voters? Pitiful thing!

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donnaladd 5 years, 5 months ago

elby, say what you will, but her votes might have put Mr. Lumumba over the top. My guess is she'll get a job with the administration and set herself up for a future run. She could be seen as the smartest person in the room right now. And it's not like other local leaders do not overstep when it comes to trying to get their person elected. ;-)

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