COLUMBIA — The chairman of the board that oversees Richland County elections says he expects the new elections director to fully commit to his new job.
Documents obtained by The State newspaper show Howard Jackson has three jobs that keep him working 93 hours a week. He is Orangeburg County’s election director; he spends 16 hours a week working as a U.S. Air Force reservist at the Joint Base in Charleston; and he works 40 hours a week as CEO of HoJac Enterprises Inc., which helps repair houses for needy seniors.
Richland County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Chairman Allen Dowdy said negotiations on salary and work responsibility are ongoing with Jackson, who was hired by the board earlier this month.
Jackson didn’t return several messages from the newspaper.
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