New Richland County elections head says he can do job

From Staff and Wire ReportsMay 27, 2013 

Howard Jackson

— The man hired to be Richland County’s new elections director says he will have plenty of time to do the job right.

Howard Jackson spoke to The (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat on Sunday to respond to an article published Sunday in The State newspaper detailing how he currently works as Orangeburg County’s election director, as well as spending 16 hours a week working as an Air Force reservist and 40 hours a week as CEO of HoJac Enterprises Inc., a charity he founded and runs from his home that helps repair houses for needy seniors. He also is a licensed real estate salesman.

Jackson said none of the extra work has affected his job the past five years in Orangeburg County. Richland elections officials contacted by The State said they knew Jackson worked as an Air Force Reservist but didn’t know he had other commitments.

The State reported it tried numerous times to reach Jackson but he never called the newspaper back. He did call The State after publication of the story Sunday but declined to answer questions.

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