Ward 3 Election Update

A week away from the Jan. 25 deadline to qualify for the election to fill the Ward 3 City Council seat, it looks like eight candidates intend to run. Here are the people who have either told the JFP they intend to run or who have filed papers with the city clerk's office as of press time yesterday:

Beneta Burt
Gwendolyn Chapman
LaRita Cooper-Stokes
Michael Harrison II
Joyce Jackson
John Taylor Jr.
Zachery Williams
Albert Wilson

Look for an interview with Albert Wilson, founder of the Genesis and Light Center, in this week's paper, on newsstands today. Another potential candidate, Sacha Moses Hamilton, announced she would run for the seat, but she told the JFP earlier this month that she no longer plans to run.

The special election, to replace former Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes, will be held Feb. 14. Stokes resigned at the end of the year after being elected to the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.


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