Ward 1 Councilman says commission should resign - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Ward 1 Councilman says commission should resign

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The outcome of the Ward 3 election case has prompted a call from a Jackson City Councilman for the entire municipal election commission to resign.

Ward 1 Councilman Quentin Whitwell says the Stokes-Jackson case reminds him of his own election when he says commissioners improperly certified his opponent.

"I know that we have some problems and if we're going to ever move further along as a city to become economically prosperous, to be business friendly. If we're going to work together, then we gotta have elections that are fair,"

Since the mayor appoints one commissioner from each ward, Whitwell says he will either write a letter to the mayor or introduce some ordinance to make changes in the election commission.

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