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Lumumba to be sworn in Monday as Jackson mayor

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Chokwe Lumumba will be sworn in Monday as the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi's capital and the largest city in the state.
    
Lumumba is an attorney and has served the past four years on the Jackson City Council.
    
The Clarion-Ledger reports that the first true test for Lumumba will come quickly - a Sept. 15 budget deadline, which he'll face with a new City Council.
    
After defeating three-term Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. in the Democratic primary and businessman Jonathan Lee in the Democratic primary runoff, Lumumba cruised past three low-budget independent candidates in the general election.
    
Lumumba, an attorney and civil rights activist, was active in a black nationalist group decades ago. But he ran as a mainstream candidate who would represent all city voters.

 
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