Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad is running for reelection. In a Twitter post Friday, he made the official announcement, noting unfinished business in a hashtag. Muhammad was first elected mayor in 2015, defeating incumbent James Hightower by 222 votes. Under him, the city has enacted an income tax aimed at fixing roads and emerged from all state oversight after 6 years. The state had complete or partial control of city government from 2010 to 2016. The oversight included emergency managers appointed by Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm and Republican Governor Rick Snyder.
No candidate list for the November election has yet been published by the Berrien County Clerk’s Office. City Commissioner Juanita Henry told WSJM News earlier this year she was considering running for mayor.