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Lumumba wins Jackson Democratic Party Runoff

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The votes are in, and preliminary results show Chokwe Lumumba has come out on top in the Democratic Party Runoff Election against Jonathan Lee. The votes are in, and preliminary results show Chokwe Lumumba has come out on top in the Democratic Party Runoff Election against Jonathan Lee.
The city councilman and attorney stated Monday that his platform has been and will remain equality and human rights. The city councilman and attorney stated Monday that his platform has been and will remain equality and human rights.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The votes are in, and preliminary results show Chokwe Lumumba has come out on top in the Democratic Party Runoff Election against Jonathan Lee.

With 100% of precincts reporting, Lumumba claims the election with 20,180 votes as compared to Lee's 17,103. The city councilman and attorney stated Monday that his platform has been and will remain equality and human rights.

"I believe in human rights for everybody. If you look at my family background, my family background is a mixed background itself and so it would be unacceptable to my grandfather, grandmother, all my ancestors, that I do anything accept fight for equality," assures Lumumba.

As for Lumumba's first move for the City of Jackson if he takes the General Election on June 4, the 65-year-old says financial growth for Jackson residents will be key to his success as mayor.

"What I like to see, if people who didn't have it yesterday, have it today. I want to see people who weren't getting paid much yesterday, I want to see salaries go up. I want to see business that didn't exist yesterday come into existence tomorrow. And those are the things that I think [are] going to help brighten Jackson's future and also make Jackson attractive to the outside world," states Lumumba.

Lumumba will face three Independent candidates in the General Election June 4.

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