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WLBT to televise Jackson mayoral debate

The Jackson Chamber of Commerce will host a mayoral debate Thursday, March 27. it will air live on WLBT and MSNewsNow.com.

Former Mayor Harvey Johnson has already announced his candidacy. City councilman Melvin Priester is expected to announce his candidacy Tuesday and council member Margaret Barrett-Simon says she'll make her decision by the end of the week.

Jonathan Lee, who had the most votes in the 2013 primary, but lost to Mayor Lumumba in a run-off, will not run in the special election.

Candidates must file petitions by March 19. The special election is April 8.

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