Kenneth Jackson seeks City Council seat as an independent
The Daily Progress Friday, May 12, 2017 at 10 p.m.
An African-American man who gained a modest level of notoriety in February for speaking out against the removal of Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue formally announced his campaign for the City Council on Friday at Tonsler Park.
Two weeks after speaking at a meeting at which the council voted 3-2 to remove the Lee statue, a decision that activists and others have said was done to remove a symbol of white supremacy, Kenneth Wayne Jackson wrote on his Facebook that he would run for office as an independent.
A Charlottesville native, Jackson previously ran for the council as a Republican in 2004.
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