McLemore won’t seek reelection

Jackson City Council President Leslie Burl McLemore announced this morning that he will not seek reelection to represent Ward 2.

McLemore, 68, has served on the council since April 1999.

“Working with the city council over the last 10 years has been one of the highlights of my life,” McLemore said at a news conference at City Hall this morning.

He said is supporting his administrative assistant, Vance Siggers, in his run for the Ward 2 seat. Siggers has not officially filed as a candidate.

As of this morning, five people have filed to run for Ward 2 council member including: Clarence Bolls Sr., Wydett Hawkins, Tom Stingley, Stacey Webb and Verna White.

Clarion Ledger