Votes lead to runoff in Democratic Primary for Jackson Mayor - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Mayor Johnson conceded loss in race for Jackson re-election

Posted: Updated:
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Numerous candidates lined the ballot Tuesday in the Democratic Primary for Mayor of the City of Jackson, and with so many potentials, it's no surprise that the primary election has come down to a runoff.

Preliminary results show that Mayor Harvey Johnson has 21% of the votes, but that was not enough to push him into the runoff election.

Chokwe Lumumba and Jonathan Lee lead the pack with 24.7% and 34.2%, respectively. The two candidates will battle in a runoff race May 21.


Regina Quinn followed closely with 15% of the votes with 97.7% of precincts reporting.

Mayor Harvey Johnson conceded the race and addressed his department heads while admitting his disappointment just before 10 p.m. Tuesday night. Johnson adds that he is proud of his accomplishments with infrastructure and downtown developments, but states "it wasn't enough." The loss is part of democracy, according to Johnson, and he hopes to be involved with the city in some way in the future.

No republican is in the race, but the democratic nominee will face three independents in the general election June 4.

Copyright 2013 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

  • Votes lead to runoff in Democratic Primary for Jackson MayorMore>>

  • Lumumba claims runoff spot in race for Jackson mayor

    Lumumba claims runoff spot in race for Jackson mayor

    Thursday, May 23 2013 4:17 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:17:24 GMT
    Councilman Chokwe Lumumba is claiming a run off spot in the race for mayor. He entered his campaign celebration at the Clarion Hotel Tuesday night to the chants of "The people must decide". As of nineMore >>
    Councilman Chokwe Lumumba is claiming a runoff spot in the race for mayor. He entered his campaign celebration at the Clarion Hotel Tuesday night to the chants of "The people must decide."More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.