UPDATE: Ashland Mayor Resigns

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ASHLAND - Michael P. Jackson has resigned as mayor of the City of Ashland.

KOMU 8 News recieved a letter Tuesday, the mayor had sent to city board members Monday, that said Jackson is resigning from his position effective immediately. Tuesday was his first day out of office.

In June, Jackson was offered a retirement package from his position at Kraft Foods. Jackson and his wife put their home on the market shortly after accepting the package. After 14 days on the market, their home sold. They will be moving to Texas at the end of August.

Jackson is the fifth Ashland city official to leave a city post since May. The city is currently looking to fill the positions of city administrator, city attorney, police chief and city planner. 

Jackson said he is unsure whether the Mayor Pro Tem, Alderman Gene Rhorer, will remain acting mayor or whether the city will hold a special election to fill the position.