Former School Board Member Files Ethics Complaint Over Negative Mailer


By Eric L. Wesson
CALL Staff Writer

Former School Board candidate Joseph Jackson has filed an ethics complaint over a mailer that hit voters’ mailboxes right before the School Board elections on April 8.
Jackson filed his complaint after he lost the election by a margin of 2 to 1 to Ms. Melissa Robinson for the Sub-district 4 seat that he held for the past four years. He did not win one precinct.
“The flyer was character assassination and played a major role in the outcome of the 4th sub-district election,” he said.
“It was very hard for me to see resident after resident walk to the polls carrying this flyer with a big X marked across the flyer,” Jackson said.
“Anyone that knows me will tell you I have two passions — children and neighborhoods. I have been a tireless advocate from the moment I was elected to the school board.  I fought to ensure that special needs children were not moved from Delano to East annex when the building had problems that would be harmful to students with special needs.

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