SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis says he will not run for re-election.
Davis has served as mayor the Northwest Mississippi city for 16 years.
Davis says in a statement he reached the decision after talking with his partner and family.
The 46-year-old Davis, who admitted he was gay more than a year ago, cited a long list of accomplishments during his tenure in the release. He did not mention his legal problems as a factor.
State Auditor Stacey Pickering has ordered Davis to repay more than $170,000 including penalties and interest that Pickering said was misspent from city funds.
Davis was indicted in December on state charges of making false statements related to a car purchase, city gas and a check from a city account.
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info