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Judges Dismiss Petition Seeking Removal of Charleston Mayor


A petition seeking Charleston Mayor Danny Jones’ removal from office has been dismissed.

Multiple media outlets report that a three-judge panel found the petition lacked the required number of valid signatures.

Former mayoral candidate Janet “JT” Thompson filed the petition. She alleged misconduct in office and neglect of Jones’ mayoral duties.

The judicial panel issued its decision on Monday following a hearing.

Thompson told WCHS-TV that the matter isn’t over. Jones didn’t attend the hearing.