Lee, Lumumba advance to Jackson mayoral runoff

The elimination round is over, and Jackson voters have ousted incumbent Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr.

Jackson businessman Jonathan Lee led the field of 11 Democratic candidates in Tuesday’s primary election. City Councilman Chokwe Lumumba finished second.

“I know my dad is looking down on me tonight,” Lee said. “I feel great. It was a labor of love.”

Lee said he will be back out Wednesday, knocking on doors to share his message about bringing people to the table to solve Jackson’s problems.

Clarion Ledger