Muhammad Elected Benton Harbor Mayor

Benton Harbor City Commissioner Marcus Muhammad will be the next mayor of the city following Tuesday’s elections. Results from all four precincts in Benton Harbor show Muhammad defeating Mayor James Hightower, 666 to 444. Muhammad said that he wants to get to work immediately, holding town halls in all four of the city’s wards, meeting with business owners, and working to ensure that residents don’t lose water service this winter due to frozen pipes. Mayor James Hightower told us that he accepts the result, adding that he believes he left the city in better shape than he found it, and that he served with “class, dignity, and integrity.” Also Tuesday in Benton Harbor, voters selected four city commissioners. In the race for commissioner at large, two had to be picked, and the winners were Mary Alice Adams and Bryan Joseph. In Ward One, it appears Sharon Henderson has easily won re-election, as has Commissioner CF Jones in Ward Two.