The City of Jackson is announcing candidates for its upcoming 2023 elections. The City Clerk’s Office has confirmed the following candidates have successfully filed for the offices that are up for election this year.
- Daniel Mahoney
- Laura Dwyer Schlecte
- John Wilson
- Peter Bormuth
- Freddie Dancy
- Stephen Ansuini
- Will Forgrave
There will be no primary election for City Treasurer or races in Wards 2, 4 and 6 because only two or less candidates filed. These offices will be decided in the Tuesday, Nov. 7 election. A Citywide primary for Mayor will be held on Tuesday, Aug 8. The top two candidates with the most votes will advance to the Nov. election.
Council seats in Wards 1, 3 and 5 are not up for election until 2025. Due to recent changes approved by the City Council, the candidate elected Mayor in 2023 will serve a three year term until 2026, and the Treasurer and Councilmembers will serve five year terms until 2028. These changes were made earlier this winter to re-align City elections so they would happen the same years as Gubernatorial and Presidential election cycles. Changing elections from odd-numbered years to even years will save the City money and increase voter participation in City elections. City of Jackson elections are non-partisan.
A City Ward map is available on the City website. More information about voting in the City of Jackson is available in the Elections Division section of the City website.