Following is a statement from Richland County Council:
It is with deep sadness that the Richland County Council and Administration announce the passing of Councilman Calvin “Chip” Jackson, Representative of District 9.
Councilman Jackson, a thoughtful and valued member of our Body, led the Transportation Penny Ad Hoc Committee through very difficult times and our Economic Development Committee to great successes. Councilman Jackson was a hard worker, but more importantly, he was a dear colleague and friend. After further consultation with the Jackson family, Richland County will apprise Mr. Jackson’s constituents and community friends of details, of any memorials and ways to honor his tireless work on behalf of Richland County and District 9.
Richland County sends its deepest condolences to Councilman Jackson’s wife, Pat, his mother, children, grandchild, and the entire extended Jackson family. We celebrate his successes with you and share in your profound grief upon his sudden passing.