All six candidates in the race for mayor of Benton Harbor will be in the studios of News/Talk 94.9 WSJM on Monday for a town hall forum. We will broadcast it live from 7 to 8 a.m., and will also be simulcasting it with a Facebook Live video. Scheduled to take part will be Mayor Marcus Muhammad, city commissioners Juanita Henry, CJ Jones, and Ron Singleton along with newcomers Jamie Davis and Marjorie Carter. The primary election will be August 6, and the top two will face each other in the general election on Tuesday, November 5.
Muhammad is seeking a second term, having risen from a city commissioner to defeat incumbent James Hightower by 222 votes in 2015. Since his election, the city emerged from all state financial oversight and enacted a city income tax aimed at fixing roads.