Salter – Clarksdale Mayoral race pits influential Espy family vs. Bill Luckett

With municipal elections looming across the state in 2013, few upcoming mayoral races offers more intriguing choices than does the race for mayor of Clarksdale.

The race will pit the son of the current mayor against one of the city’s best-known entrepreneurs.

State Rep. Chuck Espy, D-Clarksdale, is the scion of one of Mississippi’s most influential black political families. He will face fellow Democrat Bill Luckett, a Clarksdale attorney, businessman and entrepreneur who lost a 2011 bid for the Democratic nomination for governor with Chuck Espy’s support.

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