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Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Dies

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Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (D-Jackson) is starting his campaign pushing for a 1% sales tax increase to improve the water system. The election is scheduled for January 14. Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (D-Jackson) is starting his campaign pushing for a 1% sales tax increase to improve the water system. The election is scheduled for January 14.
We've confirmed that Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has passed away today, February 25, 2014. Lumumba was serving his first term as the Mayor of Jackson.  He was elected last year. Lumumba was formally Jackson's Ward 2 councilman.
We're told that Jackson City Council will make an official statement Tuesday at their scheduled meeting.
The Hinds County Coroner has confirmed that Mayor Lumumba died of natural causes.
News Channel 12 will keep you posted as we receive information.

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