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Two Women Chosen to Lead Jackson City Council for First Time

Jackson City Council members voted 4-3 Tuesday to elect Virgi Lindsay (right) as council president and Angelique Lee (left) as vice president. Photo courtesy City of Jackson

Jackson City Council members voted 4-3 Tuesday to elect Virgi Lindsay (right) as council president and Angelique Lee (left) as vice president. Photo courtesy City of Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — For the first time in the history of Mississippi's capital city, the City Council president and vice-president are women.

Jackson City Council members voted 4-3 Tuesday to elect Virgi Lindsay as council president and Angelique Lee as vice president.

Lindsay thanked her colleagues for their support and Councilman Aaron Banks for his service as president in the past year.

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said the votes were a powerful moment for Jackson, according to WLBT-TV.

“Maybe us gentlemen can learn from the ladies,” Lumumba said.

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