Jackson Mayoral Race Updates
Former DA Faye Peterson announced earlier today that she will drop out of the race to be mayor of Jackson. At the same time, she endorsed former mayor Harvey Johnson for the position.
Despite holding a county position in the past, Peterson was always considered a long shot. The main reasons she gave for dropping out of the race were concerns that it would take away from time with her children and to focus on her law practice which she said is “really taking off.”
Harper Also Out
Earlier this week another candidate dropped out of the race. Joyce Harper backed out, and endorsed Mayor Frank Melton in his re-election bid.
Horhn Lands Endorsement
Speaking of endorsements, state Sen. John Horhn received the backing of the Home Builders Association of Jackson.