Lee vs. Lumumba: Lawmakers divided on Jackson mayoral candidates

From the steps of the state Capitol, state Sen. John Horhn, D-Jackson, and Hinds County Supervisor Peggy Calhoun announced their support of Jonathan Lee for mayor, hours after three other elected officials did the same for Chokwe Lumumba.

Horhn said the city was “crying out” for someone who could bring businesses to Jackson, saying his “good friend” Lee was the man for the job.

Calhoun said Lee represented hope, insisting that he was the best person to bring Jackson together.

“Jonathan Lee understands that in order to do this, he needs to work with all segments of our community — that’s north, south, east and west Jackson,” Calhoun said.

Clarion Ledger
5/17/13