Mayor Greg Davis will officially be in office until June 28, but he has left the mayor's office a few days early as the office is being painted for incoming Mayor-Elect Darren Musselwhite.
Davis is currently conducting business from home and from city hall. Mayor Davis spoke to FOX13 News about what he hopes his legacy will be. Davis did not speak about any of his ongoing legal battles.
"Hopefully our legacy will be that we developed Southaven into the third largest city and kept the crime rate low, and the list could go on and on," he said. "I hope people will look back and say the city of Southaven is better after 16 years."
Mayor Davis, an Independent who lost to Republican winner Musselwhite in the June 4 election, also will not rule out running for office in the future.
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"I learned a long time ago to never say never but it is not in my train of thought at this point," Davis said. "I think it's time for me to get out of the public eye and allow others to run a new generation to run things for a while and go from there."
Davis also spoke on his advice for mayor-elect Musselwhite, who takes over as mayor of Southaven July 1.
"Mayor Musselwhite and I have been meeting pretty regularly," Davis said. "I talked to him for about an hour this morning. It has been a very smooth transition in my opinion. Hopefully he thinks the same we've communicated everything we've needed to communicate and we are ready for him to come in and take office and for Southaven to move forward."
Musselwhite is attending a training conference this week for elected officials in Jackson, Miss.