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MC Law to Host Mayoral Debate

JACKSON - The League of Women Voters of the Jackson Area (LWVJA) is partnering with The Clarion-Ledger and Mississippi College School of Law to hold a live streamed Jackson mayoral candidate debate before a live audience. 

The debate will be 7:00pm-8:30 pm on Friday, April 28 at the Mississippi College School of Law Student Auditorium, 151 E. Griffith St. in downtown Jackson.

The Clarion-Ledger will live stream the debate on or  Sam Hall, Executive Editor and Jimmie E. Gates, Legislative & Court Reporter, from The Clarion-Ledger are the moderators.

Because of the time and space constraints of a live streaming program, as well as the large number of candidates, LVWJA and The Clarion-Ledger used impartial criteria to limit the number of candidates participating. Participants were selected on the basis of four of the following five campaign criteria evident as of April 12: press releases, public appearances, a campaign office that is not in the candidate’s home, paid campaign staff, and political advertising.

The Clarion-Ledger has determined that six candidates meet these criteria:  Ronnie C. Crudup, Jr., Sidney H. Gladney, Robert Graham, John Horhn, Chokwe A. Lumumba and Tony T. Yarber

LWVJA and The Clarion-Ledger are soliciting questions for the candidates in advance of the debate. Questions may be submitted to the LWVJA by emailing  Efforts will be made to ask as many questions as possible while allowing for meaningful dialogue.


Release provided by: The League of Women Voters of the Jackson Area