Jackson Councilman Marty Flemming has announced during tonight’s council meeting that he will be resigning from his position, effective immediately.
The move comes several months after Flemming announced that he is stepping down from his position as Council President.
With Flemming’s departure, the five-member council is now evenly split 2-2 between allies of Mayor Michael Reina and allies of Flemming and now Council President Stephen M. Chisholm, Jr.
In the case of a split vote on the council, the mayor serves as the tie-breaker.
Flemming, who lost a mayoral challenge to Reina in 2022, was expected to resign from the council after stepping down from the position of Council President.
Reina, who has served as mayor of Jackson Township since 2008, beat Flemming in last year’s mayoral election by an 1,150 vote margin.
Flemming, who previously served on the Planning Board, was appointed to the council in November 2020 after former councilman Rob Nixon resigned.
This is a developing story and will be updated.