Former Mayor Files Papers for New Bid - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Jackson 03/05/09

Former Mayor Files Papers for New Bid

Jackson's first African American mayor wants another shot at leading the capital city.

Harvey Johnson completed the paperwork necessary to run for re-election Thursday. He announced his plans in January and now faces at least 10 other democrats, including Mayor Frank Melton.

Melton defeated Johnson in 2005. The former mayor cited his accomplishments in office and pointed to a need for economic development and more jobs in the city.

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