CANTON, Miss. – A Canton City alderman is asking Governor Phil Bryant to remove State Senator Kenny Wayne Jones from office and set a special election to replace him.
In a letter written to the Governor, Alderman Eric Gilkey claims Jones has accepted a position with the Canton Municipal Utilities. He maintains that lawmakers cannot work for two branches of government at the same time.
Gilkey has also sent a letter to State Auditor Stacey Pickering asking that he recoup any money paid Jones while he has held both jobs.
After learning of Gilkey’s letters, Jones tweeted, “A Canton Alderman wants the Governor to remove me from office, will someone please dump ice water on his head so I can make a donation.” Jones claims that he was both a senator and alderman for two years; and it was not considered illegal or unconstitutional.
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