Mayoral candidates speak at Lane College forum

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JACKSON, Tenn. — All five Jackson mayoral candidates were back in the spotlight Monday night.

The men were at Lane College Monday evening to talk about the future of Jackson. Each spoke on what they said they would do to decrease crime if elected. “As the next mayor of the city of Jackson, we will hire a new chief of police,” Dr. James Baxter said. “Under a Baxter administration, it would be someone that lives in the city of Jackson.” “We’re doing the life’s work heading out children off from gang involvement, day-to-day operation will continue,” Mayor Jerry Gist said. “Let’s start with schools. Every school in this city should sit in a safe, clean, attractive neighborhood that is safe for your children — that’s No. 1,” Lowe Finney said. “An opportunity made available by our society’s government officials,” Charlie Moten said. “I will make it not illegal to carry a gun in some places that we now are not allowed,” Tim York said. The mayoral election is set for May 5.

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