Ward 5

Shalanda Hunt was appointed to fill the vacant Ward 5 City Council seat in Nov. 2023. 

Hunt will hold the position until elections are held to fill the seat in Aug. 2024 (Primary Election) and Nov. 2024 (General Election). The winner of the General Election will complete the rest of the seat’s original term, which ends in Dec. 2025.

The Fifth Ward is made up of the western half of Downtown Jackson and several residential neighborhoods surrounding downtown.