Jackson resigns from council

Councillor John Jackson has resigned from the Town of Golden council.

The number of seats up for grabs in the upcoming byelection in Golden doubled with the announcement that Coun. John Jackson has made the decision to resign.

Jackson, who was sitting in his first term in council, informed staff and Mayor Christina Benty of his decision so that the empty seat could be filled  in the September byelection.

“I got a job offer which means I will be working back in the enviormental field which I am trained in,” Jackson said. “It is going to require a lot of travel and I could not in good conquence try and hold down a councillors position knowing full well I might on make one meeting per month if I was lucky.”

Although Jackson did not want to give up the position, the surprise job offer was something he felt he could not say no to at this point in his life.

“This is a once in a lifetime kind of deal that I have to take,”  he said.

Even though it has been less than a year since Jackson was elected to council he explained he was glad to have had the chance to serve.

“I really enjoyed my time in council. I absoluteley hate having to make this decision because I was having a lot of fun and it was challenging. I appreciate the fact those people voted for me,” Jackson said.

 

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