TUPELO — Mayor Jack Reed Jr. says he won’t run for a second term.
He announced his decision not to run next year in a full-page ad in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.
Reed says his reasons include wanting more time with his family and returning to work at his family business, Reed’s Department Store.
Since taking office in July 2009, Reed has made many changes in city government. His ad mentioned some, including Sunday alcohol sales and a recurring neighborhood revitalization fund.
During his first year, he was criticized after police rehired assistant chief Robert Hall, who had resigned in 2006 after pleading guilty to misdemeanors. Reed denied having any direct part in that decision. The state refused to reinstate Hall’s police certification, and he resigned again.
— Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal