The latest resignation in Midway came from Mayor Jerrod Holton Monday, Aug. 26, at the end of a Special Meeting/
Budget Workshop. At another special meeting on Aug. 20m Council Member Delores Madison asked Holton if he still lived in the city. Holton had missed two meetings because he was working out of the city. Holton responded to her query with his address and said that was his explanation.
Madison said she read on Facebook that Holton had accepted a job in Maryland.
“Is that true?” Madison asked again.
She said the city has a lot to do, and he is needed at meetings.
“I’ve prayed about it. I have not moved away but I work away and I travel extensively. I am resigning as a council member and mayor effective at the end of the regular Sept. 5 meeting,” Holton announced.
He said he wanted to be true to himself and the people who elected him and that he could not give his constituents the kind of representation they deserved travelling constantly throughout the United States and Canada.
“My heart is troubled and as Martin Luther King Jr. said, ‘We must learn to live together or perish like fools’ and a true leader knows when to step down. It is time for me to move forward,” Holton said.
He said the recent troubles in Midway were the fault of the entire council, not just Auburn Ford.
“We have citizens moving out of this city and businesses that do not want to come here because of this council. I love each and every one of you, and it’s been a pleasure,” he said.