Jackson mayoral election, 2014

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Jackson mayoral election, 2014
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Candidate Tony Yarber Chokwe Antar Lumumba
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 20,463 17,545
Percentage 53.84% 46.16%

The 2014 mayoral election in Jackson, Mississippi took place on April 22, 2014. It was necessitated after the death of incumbent mayor Chokwe Lumumba.[1] Councilman Tony Yarber defeated the late Lumumba's son Chokwe Antar Lumumba in a runoff. Other candidates in the race included former mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr., city council members Melvin Priester and Margaret Barrett-Simon, and state senator John Horhn.

Results[edit]

Special Election, April 8, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chokwe Antar Lumumba 10,326 31.09
Democratic Tony Yarber 10,317 31.06
Democratic Melvin Priester, Jr. 4,934 14.85
Democratic Margaret Barrett-Simon 3,573 10.76
Democratic John Horhn 1,666 5.02
Democratic Harvey Johnson, Jr. 1,487 4.48
Democratic Regina Quinn 756 2.28
Democratic Gwendolyn Ward Osborne Chapman 41 0.12
Independent Kenneth A. Swarts 35 0.11
Democratic Albert Wilson 26 0.08
Independent Francis P. Smith, Jr. 24 0.07
Democratic John E. Reed 20 0.06
Democratic Rodrick "Rod" Walker 13 0.04
Total votes 33,218 100.00
Special Election Runoff, April 22, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Yarber 20,463 53.84
Democratic Chokwe Antar Lumumba 17,545 46.16
Total votes 38,008 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ HERBERT BUCHSBAUM, "Jackson Mourns Mayor With Militant Past Who Won Over Skeptics", New York Times, 9 March 2014, accessed 8 June 2015
  2. ^ "Jackson, MS Mayor - Special Election". Our Campaigns.
  3. ^ "Jackson, MS Mayor - Special Runoff". Our Campaigns.