Davis Concedes to Musslewhite in Southaven Mayoral Election

Davis Concedes to Musslewhite in Southaven Mayoral Election

Incumbent Greg Davis has conceded to GOP candidate Darren Musselwhite in Southaven's mayoral election.
SOUTHAVEN, MS (localmemphis.com) - Incumbent Greg Davis has conceded to GOP candidate Darren Musselwhite in Southaven's mayoral election.

Davis, who was running for his fourth term, called Musselwhite not even an hour after the polls closed.

Musselwhite, a local insurance agent, and Democratic candidate Coria Williams, a former Memphis police officer, are new to politics, but both campaigned for transparency and change at city hall.

After 16 years in office, the last two years of Davis's term have been tumultuous. Davis was indicted last year on embezzlement charges. He's also involved in a federal investigation accused of spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on personal expenses like trips, shopping, and marriage counseling.

The city expected record numbers for Tuesday's election. "I don't have any predictions, but I have some hopes that things will change," said voter Bonnie Holmes.

When asked why he wanted to be mayor, Musselwhite told localmemphis.com, "I'm at a point where I realize I need to step up and make a bigger impact. I see that my city needs me right now. That's why I'm here."

He added, "As mayor, first of all I want to send negative publicity away then restore confidence in city hall. After that we'll move forward with business and other things on our agenda."

Final results:
Darren Musselwhite: 77%, 6513 votes
Greg Davis: 13%, 1071 votes
Coria Williams: 10%, 846 votes




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