Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Three African-Americans Vie for County and City Positions

Sherrie Lawson, Dwight Mosby, and Ken Lumpkin

Three African-Americans are expected to be candidates in the upcoming Spring Election to be held in April.

The trio of candidates are anticipated to turn in their necessary paperwork to have their names placed on the ballot before 5:00 pm tonight.

Kenneth Lumpkin, Dwight Mosby, and Sherrie Lawson, will seek to unseat incumbents in the fourth and sixth Aldermanic District, as well as the 4th Racine County Supervisor District.

Lumpkin, who lost two years ago to Jim Kaplan by a few votes, said that he will be meeting this weekend with his campaign committee to determine which direction his candidacy will go. “At this point I am not ruling anything out or anything in. I am viewing my options.”

If Lumpkin decides to stay in the 4th District Alderman race, the three would have a primary run-off election between Lumpkin, Lawson, and Kaplan, sometime in February.

Dwight Mosby, a former member of the Racine County Board, is expected to challenge 6th District Alderman Sandy Weidner.

Lawson is a newcomer to politics and is a teacher at Horlick High School. Mosby is a realestate broker who owns Mosby Realty. Lumpkin is a community activist, who recently retired as publisher of the Insider News.

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