Philadelphia businessmen Willie Jackson has qualified as a Republican candidate for alderman-at-large.

Incumbent Janice Payne announced last week that she would not seek re-election.

Four people had earlier qualified as Democratic candidates for alderman of Ward 4: Bobbie Jackson, Mary Griffin, Rudolph Tatum and incumbent Cecil Nichols.

Philadelphia businessman Wright Griffis earlier qualified as a Republican candidate for Ward 2 aldermen.

The municipal party primaries will be May 7, followed by runoffs on May 21 if needed. The general election is June 4.

Candidates have until Friday, March 8 to qualify as candidates in the municipal election.