Perhaps the best way to sum up Clarksdale entrepreneur William O. “Bill” Luckett Jr. is to say he’s not your average Mississippi Democrat – not, at least, viewed through the prism of modern day “gotcha” political ads.
Luckett confirmed this week that he is “considering making a run for governor in 2011.” There are other Democrats considering such a race as well and a number of Republicans, too.
But there will be none with a more complex set of life experiences than the tall, straight-talking Luckett, the scion of an old and established Delta family.
The 60-year-old Luckett is perhaps best known outside legal circles as Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman’s business partner in ventures like Madidi restaurant, Ground Zero Blues Club and a couple of airplanes. He is a white attorney who is a lifetime member of the NAACP.