An interview with Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler - - Jackson, MS

An interview with Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler

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MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A meeting with the Mayor did not disappoint as Mayor of Madison Mary Hawkins-Butler, gave FOX 40 News exclusive insight into her world, outside of her role as city leader.

The mayor talked about how architecture and hospitality play a key role into why her city has been voted one of the best places to live by CNN's Money magazine.

Through eight consecutive four-year terms as mayor the"City By Design" has transformed from just another small town in Mississippi to a destination hub for businesses and families.

Hawkins-Butler shared some personal experiences along with why she decided to enter into politics.

Even in her role as a government official, the mayor had some light-hearted fun with camera crews about her knowledge of pop culture.  The longtime mayor ended up talking about her mother's battle with cancer and subsequent death within months of her father‘s abrupt passing.

Hawkins-Butler also spoke about the struggle of dealing with her parents passing and how their deaths acted as a catalyst for why her character is deeply important and guides her decision making as a city official. Hawkins-Butler said her mother was her hero and influenced her decision, to enter and stay in politics. Watch the entire two part-interview above.

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