Former Mayor Harvey Johnson to run again - - Jackson, MS

Former Mayor Harvey Johnson to run again

Harvey Johnson Jr. (Source: Facebook) Harvey Johnson Jr. (Source: Facebook)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A familiar face to Jackson politics is putting his name on the list as a candidate to be the next mayor of Jackson.

Volunteers for the former mayor distributed flyers at Jackson area churches on Sunday announcing Johnson's intentions to run for office.

Johnson served as mayor of the capitol city from 1997 to 2005.

He was also the first African American Jackson mayor.  

The Jackson City Council voted unanimously to set a special election for Mayor on April 8th.

The decision was made after the sudden death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. 

Lumumba died on February 25th. 

Johnson will hold a news conference to announce his candidacy Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Smith Robertson Museum.


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