December 3, 2021

The Jackson Blazer

A voice for the community

Daniel Mahoney Makes History Becoming Jackson’s First Black Mayor

Daniel Mahoney, a Jackson native has been elected Jackson’s first black mayor after  defeating John  Wilson 2077-1745.
Mahoney takes office December 1, 2021. Mahoney has declared public safety and gun violence as his number one priority
“This was about more than just me, this was about all the people that believed in me and saw something in me that I didn’t even see in myself,” said a joyous Daniel Mahoney Tuesday night at Bella Notte restaurant in downtown Jackson.

Daniel Mahoney has been a community leader in Jackson for over a decade making his initial mark on Jackson’s south side 12 years ago founding the city’s largest back pack give away “The Jackson Back 2 School Bash,” serving over 500 kids yearly with backpacks, school supplies, lunch and more. That event led to the Mahoneys running a non-profit organization established in 2019 called Many Hands Community Services. Where the Back 2 School Bash, an upcoming African-American Family Summit, and a new Business Incubator program named The Launchpad are all facilitated. Now as Elected Mayor, Mahoney says “The work is just getting started!”