Jackson Mayor Says He’s Not Brooding Over Loss

Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson refuted claims that he has been avoiding the media since losing the May 3rd Democratic Primary.

Johnson held a news conference following Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

The outgoing mayor says he is not going to blame the media for his loss, but he feels the positive work of his administration was overlooked.

Johnson says he has not decided who he will endorse in the general election or what his next career may be.

Mayor Harvey Johnson said, “I think overall the media here in the city of Jackson focuses too much on the negative. It’s just not in this campaign. That’s my opinion. I think that citizens for the most part allow that to happen because there’s not enough reaction to that kind of reporting.”

During the meeting the mayor also made nine appointments to the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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