Embattled mayor will not seek re-election
Published: January 18,2013
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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.
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