Who is running for Jackson mayor?

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Several people have announced that they are running to be the next top leader  for the City of Jackson.

WJTV has compiled a list of those we know of so far who have entered the 2017 race. Check out the candidates below.

Incumbent Tony Yarber

Mayor Tony Yarber (Photo: City of Jackson)
Mayor Tony Yarber (Photo: City of Jackson)

Mayor Tony Yarber said in June 2016 he would seek re-election. Yarber was elected to the position in April 2016.  He is a pastor and former educator. In 2009, Yarber became City Councilman for Ward 6 in the city of Jackson.

Read more about his bio on the city’s website. 

 

Ronnie Crudup, Jr.

Ronnie Crudup, Jr. ( Photo from Crudup's website)
Ronnie Crudup, Jr. (Photo from Crudup’s website)

Ronnie Crudup, Jr. announced in December 2016 that he would run for mayor. He is the son of Bishop Ronnie Crudup, Sr. of New Horizion Church International. Crudup says he has a passion for the redevelopment of the city.

Read more about Crudup on his website. 

 

 

Robert Graham

Robert Graham (Photo: Hinds Count
Robert Graham (Photo: Hinds County Board of Supervisors website)

Robert Graham told WJTV that he was running for mayor in May 2016. He currently serves on the Hinds County Board of Supervisors for District 1. On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Graham filed his qualifying papers for the race at City Hall. His campaign office is located at 5846 Ridgewood Drive in Jackson.

Learn more about Graham on the county’s website. 

 

John Horhn

Sen. John Horhn ( Photo from State Senate website)
Sen. John Horhn ( Photo from State Senate website)

John Horhn told WJTV in October that he would be entering the 2017 mayoral race. He is a current state senator who represents Hinds and Madison counties in District 26. His legislative experience dates back to 1993. He made his official announcement that he was entering the race on Jan. 24, 2017.

Learn more about Horhn from his bio listed on the state senate website. 

 

Sidney Gladney

Sidney Gladney (Photo from Sidney H. Gladney for Mayor Facebook Page)
Sidney Gladney (Photo: Sidney Gladney for Mayor Facebook Page)

Sidney Gladney announced in January 2017 his candidacy for Jackson mayor. Gladney is a retired. He worked as a Code Enforcement Supervisor in the Community improvement Division for the City of Jackson. Gladney wants to focus on fixing the roads, clean drinking water, reducing crime, and other issues.

Get more information about Gladney on his website. 

 

 

Chokwe Antar Lumumba

Chokwe A. Lumumba ( Photo from Lumumba's Facebook page)
Chokwe A. Lumumba ( Photo from Lumumba’s Facebook page)

Choke Antar Lumumba announced that he would be running in the race in May 2016. He held a rally with family, friends, and supporters to make the announcement. He is an attorney that has been practicing law since 2008. He is the son of the late Choke Lumuma, who is the former Mayor of Jackson. The elder Lumumba died in 2014 after about eight months in office. Lumumba ran for mayor after his father’s death, but lost to current Mayor Tony Yarber.

Find out more about Lumumba on his website. 

 

Jaclyn Mask

Jaclyn Mask says she’s also running for mayor. She’s a real-estate agent in the Metro area.

Corinthian Sanders

corinthian-sanders
Corinthian Sanders (Photo from Corinthian for Mayor Facebook page)

Corinthian Sanders says he filed his qualifying papers with the City Clerks office Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 to run for Jackson Mayor. Sanders said he believes the city deserves better. Sanders is a 23-year old college student and social entrepreneur from West Jackson.

Read more about his campaign on his Facebook page.

 

Kenneth Swarts

Kenneth Swarts says he is also planning to run for mayor. He tells WJTV that he  believes the city has been neglected and he wants to lead the Metro area into a better future.

Jason Wells

Jason Wells (Photo: Jason Wells for Mayor Facebook Page)
Jason Wells (Photo: Jason Wells for Mayor Facebook Page)

Jason wells works for the City of Jackson. WJTV got the chance to sit down and talk will him about his plans to run for mayor in September 2016. Wells said he wants to help lower the crime rate and create more jobs.

Get more information about his campaign from his Facebook page.

 

 

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