Moss Point Mayor Mario King not running for reelection
Earlier This evening, Moss Point Mayor Mario King held a virtual state of the city address.
After handing out awards to Moss Point citizens in recognition of their work in the community, Mayor King reviewed what his rejuvenation administration has done in the past three-and-a-half years.
King noted his administration’s push for residents to keep their yards clean to help attract new residents to the city.
Additionally, King encouraged parents to help the Moss Point School System by getting more involved in their children’s education.
He also revisited the reason he painted the Black Lives Matter mural in front of city hall and the events that followed.
King ended the virtual meeting by confirming rumors that he will not be running for reelection and will be moving to Dallas where his wife and kids are. “It doesn’t change the fact that myself, along with a lot of other Moss Point alumni have called. They have been pouring dollars in here that have been supporting you here. That own businesses here. That own property here– are still trying to see our community move forward. So, as we forward to this election that you got now– I’m not going to endorse any one individual tonight. Not going to do that. But I will say that I value the leadership that I’ve seen in some people. I think Tanisha Baptiste and Jeremy Anderson are two good people.”
In the upcoming weeks, Mayor King will host another virtual meeting with the mayoral candidates to brief them on the city’s finances.