Landrum: “Pickering has no business making false allegations about me”
Judge Landrum says that Pickering, directly and through third persons, attempted to force the Judge to resign or to agree not to run for re-election before publicly accusing him of misspending. Landrum says that Pickering previously met privately with him to make this threat and later communicated the threat through others.
When Judge Landrum made it clear to Pickering that he intended to run for re-election, Pickering publicly accused the Judge of misspending. Judge Landrum specifically denies breaking any law or statute, and he says that according to Mississippi’s Home Rule Statute, the Board of Supervisors has acted legally and properly in administering the program according to Judge Landrum’s directions.
Landrum says, “Pickering has no business making false allegations about me in an attempt to influence a Jones County judicial election.”