Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett Announces Run for Reelection
December 21, 2016
Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett on Monday announced his intent to run for reelection, with official qualifying papers to be signed with the Clarksdale City Clerk’s office on Jan. 3, 2017. Luckett won in a landslide in the 2013 Municipal Election. He is seeking his second term as mayor of Clarksdale, a city of about 17,000 people located in the Mississippi Delta.
“It has been an honor to serve as mayor of my hometown, and it will be an even greater honor to serve again,” says Luckett. “With their encouragement and dedication, I will continue to improve the quality of life and increase opportunities for our citizens.“ Together, we will continue to get things done that benefit our city.”
During his first term as mayor, Luckett has overseen a substantial decline in both violent and property crime and has overseen major cleanup of the city. He led the city through two historic floods that displace hundreds of citizens and the ensuing recovery to both property and infrastructure. Luckett is a lifelong resident of Clarksdale. He graduated from St. Elizabeth School, Clarksdale High School, the University of Virginia and the University of Mississippi Law School.
He is an attorney and businessman, investing his money locally as he works alongside construction crews to rehabilitate old and abandoned buildings – while at the same time creating jobs and quality living space in a city many had written off decades ago. He is married to Francine Gardner Luckett. He is of the Episcopal faith and previously served in the Mississippi National Guard as an officer.