On June 22, 2017, Jamal Fox posted to his Facebook page that he would not be running for reelection but gave no explanation as to why:
It is worth noting that Councilman Fox has attended several recent City Council meetings not in person but via telephone.
Then, out of the blue, on June 28, 2017, with his term not ending until December, Councilman Fox announces he will be leaving office 6 months ahead of schedule. What's up with that?
Now here is where it starts to get weird.
Why announce you are not running for reelection then resign 6 days later?
One story I was told was that he was resigning under a court order because of some crime he committed. I was unable to confirm that story.
Another story I was told was that Jamal was being shipped away to the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan Oregon, not far from Portland. Again, not much to go on there either.
The most plausible story that I managed to track down and the story I reported first was that Jamal Fox Lives In High Point where he would be ineligible to serve as Greensboro's District 2 representative.
Then as more information came in I posted my Update On Jamal Fox in which I wrote:
"I learned late last night that Jamal has been living with his girlfriend at her home in High Point for at least several months if not longer. She recently accepted a job in Portland, Oregon. That was when he announced that he would not be running for reelection.
Then somebody threatened to go to a city council meeting and bring up the fact that Councilman Jamal Fox, Greensboro City Council District 2 doesn't live in Greensboro.
In the beginning, Fox was going to recommend Goldie Wells to run in his place but the rest of city council plans to appoint someone named Tim Vincent to replace him.
This makes it appear as if someone connected to City Council is using this opportunity to put who they want on City Council so that just like Tony Wilkins and Justin Outling, an appointed council member will have better name recognition and at better chance at reelection."
But as I reported in Jamal Fox Denys Accusations, Councilman Fox has been quick to call me a liar but has yet to explain himself,
And over 24 hours later he still fails to tell us his side of the story.
Is Jamal Fox living with his girlfriend in High Point while claiming to represent the citizens of District 2 in Greensboro? Worse yet, is Jamal Fox living in Portland, Oregon and claiming to represent the citizens of District 2 in Greensboro?
If yes then he has committed a crime, possibly even a felony depending on how long he has lived outside of District 2 while still collecting his paychecks from Greensboro taxpayers.
And his sudden change from not running to resigning immediately? Could that be because Nancy Barakat Vaughan and the rest of Council are blackmailing him? No, not blackmailing Jamal for money, everybody knows Jamal is broke. But blackmailing Jamal so that Mayor Vaughan and the rest of her crony council can appoint whoever they want to fill the District 2 seat just as was done with Tony Wilkins and Justin Outling?
Now like I said at the beginning, I can't prove this to be true. I can only prove that Jamal is hiding something he doesn't want you to know. But as a resident of District 2 I will be very wary and will not support for reelection, any candidate that is appointed by the Greensboro City Council to finish Jamal's term.
And I would tell you the same if I were appointed.