First Paul Goldman threw his hat in. Now former City Councilwoman Jacqueline "Jackie" M. Jackson says she, too, is running for mayor.
"I have a team together now," she says. "We're pretty much in."
In the same week that Goldman, former campaign manager and senior aide to Mayor L. Douglas Wilder, announced his intention to run for his old boss's job, Jackson says she's ready to lead the city out of its current malaise.
Jackson, 37, was elected to the Richmond School Board in 2000, and in 2002 beat out Reva Trammell for her the Eighth District council seat. Trammell defeated Jackson for the same seat in 2006. Jackson moved to Henrico County, and last year lost a bid for the 74th District House of Delegates seat to Joe Morrissey.
To meet the city residency requirement, Jackson's rented an apartment on East Broad Street, 10 blocks from City Hall. To get on the ballot, candidates must register with the city registrar's office by June 10. As of Friday, no one had officially filed to run in the November election.