Dodd Speaks About Return to Office

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In the race for the District Two Jackson City Council seat, Johnny Dodd has been re-elected. He received 304 votes compared to Mario Price who received 24 votes and Ruthie (Jean) Whisnant who received 66 votes. Dodd resigned from his seat in January amid controversy that he was, in fact, ineligible to hold office due to his past criminal record. Dodd cleared up the “paperwork” issue and had his citizenship rights restored in February. Right after Tuesday’s election results were announced, ABC 7 Eyewitness News spoke with Dodd about his log road back to elected office. “It feels good to be back,” said Dodd. “It feels good to see that my district still believes in me and I do not want to let them down.” Dodd added that he wants to do all he can to make the district a better place. Before his resignation, Dodd had held the District Two seat for more than 11 years. Mayor Jerry Gist said a date for the swearing in of the new council members has not been set. However, he said it will take place in July.

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