Jackson mayor: Melton must go

Four years ago, this newspaper endorsed Frank Melton for mayor of Jackson. We regret that error.

It was an error based on good intentions, hope for change and was an opinion in line with an overwhelming majority of Jackson voters. We sincerely thought Melton’s political abilities and his concern for fighting crime and helping youth could translate into positive progress for a city on the move.

Unfortunately, we were proven wrong, along with Jackson voters who put their confidence in him.

Melton’s administration has been a failure at just about every point, including the most important one – basic administration of the city’s business.

Clarion-Ledger
5/3/9