Party Time: Black Democrats Running for Office

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  • Bakari Sellers, South Carolina Lieutenant Governor
  • Shirley McKellar, 1st Congressional District of Texas
  • John James, Mayor, Midland, Texas
  • Chris Tyson, Louisiana Secretary of State
  • Steve Brown, Texas Railroad Commissioner
  • Steen Miles, U.S. Senate, Georgia
  • Connie Stokes, Governor, Georgia
  • Ken Dious, 10th Congressional District of Georgia
  • Nina Turner, Ohio Secretary of State
  • Anthony Brown, Maryland Governor
  • Danatus King, Mayor, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Rick Wade, U.S. Senate, South Carolina
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  • Val Applewhite, Mayor, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Patrick Cannon, Mayor, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Valerie Foushee, State Senator, North Carolina

John James, Mayor, Midland, Texas

Midland, Texas, city council member John James will face off on Nov. 5 against Jerry Morales to become the city's first non-white mayor. A win for either man would be history making, but James, who owns an industrial coatings company, told the New York Times that he's "not running to be the first Black mayor of Midland." African-Americans make up less than 10 percent of the city's population.

(Photo: Courtesy of John James for Mayor)

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