Blythewood Councilman Steps Down

Jeff Branham

BLYTHEWOOD – Town Councilman Jeff Branham has announced his resignation from Town Council, effective July 31. Mayor J. Michael Ross read Branham’s resignation letter at the beginning of Monday night’s Council meeting. Ross explained that Branham has accepted a position with a chemical company in Jackson, Miss., and is already at that location working.

Branham told The Voice that he will be moving his family to Jackson later this summer.

“I’ve enjoyed the time I spent on Council,” Branham said, “and I didn’t want to leave Blythewood. I grew up here. But it is a great opportunity for me, professionally, so we made the decision to go. However, we don’t plan to stay there forever.

“Our families are here and we hope to be back in this area in a few years. Maybe I’ll be back before the 2016 election,” he quipped.

Ross announced that a special election will not be held to fill Branham’s seat, but that the Town will wait for the next regular election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2013. The Town elections were previously set for January; however, last year Council voted to align the Town’s elections with the dates of national November elections.

Branham was elected to Council in January 2012.

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