Jackson Free Press Endorsement of Harvey Johnson
Excerpt from Print Edition

Mayor: Vote Harvey Johnson

. . . For Jackson’s future, the JFP supports not one particular man, but men and women who promote progress – in particular, progress that benefits our readership of independent-minded city dwellers who want to start businesses, build careers, enjoy families and come together as a community to enjoy all that is unique and authentic about an extraordinary place called Jackson.

With that goal as our barometer, we believe that Mayor Johnson is the better choice, even if he’s missed a few pitches thrown his way. In particular, we encourage him to bring more young Jacksonians, of all races, into his administration and his city-wide outreach. The campaign for the convention center proved that the Mayor could be part of a broad coalition that included many young Jacksonians and was driven by a strong sense of community purpose.

. . . Of the three Democratic candidates for mayor, Harvey Johnson is the best fit for that vision. So, on May 3, vote for Harvey Johnson in the Democratic Primary.

But know this – whoever wins, we won’t let him or her get comfortable. Part of the job of Jackson’s mayor is to reach out to hard-working, community-minded Jacksonians – young and old, of all ethnicities and backgrounds – who want to build Jackson into a city known for its authenticity, uniqueness, fellowship and prosperity.

Encouraging that spirit is what leadership is all about.