GREENVILLE, Miss. -- Mayor John Cox was sworn in this morning after winning a Monday special election.
Cox says his victory is “humbling in the sense that it was truly an across the board support from all segments of our community.”
With a five-week campaign and the fanfare of a swearing in ceremony now behind him, Cox says it’s time to get to work.
The first then he plans to do is to meet with city council members to get caught up on city business. “Then the next thing would be appointing a Citizens Advisory Council from all of the wards to get input from all of the citizens,” he says.
Afterwards, Cox says he’ll tackle the budget.
Cox has practiced law for nearly 40 years and replaces Chuck Jordan as mayor. Jordan was recently diagnosed with cancer, and resigned months after winning the seat.