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Former firefighter announces Southaven mayoral candidacy

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(WMC-TV) - The race to replace Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is heating up as a former firefighter officially announced his candidacy Sunday.

The announcement comes days after embattled Mayor Greg Davis revealed he would not be seeking another term.

Josh Anderson was joined by his family and a number of supporters this afternoon as he announced his candidacy outside the Southaven municipal building.

The small businessman and former firefighter said fiscal responsibility is his primary concern.

Anderson decided to pursue the mayor's post before Greg Davis broke the news this week that he would not be running following a year of difficulties.

Including his recent indictment on fraud charges.

"I'm here to provide a fresh face, new blood — just a difference, a different type of politician — someone who is going to serve the people and not going to serve themselves," said Southaven Mayoral Candidate Josh Anderson.

In addition to Anderson, two others have officially filed to run for mayor.

They are former alderman Gerald Clifton and Southaven Police lieutenant Jerald Wheeler.

Several others are considering a run including current alderman Ronnie Hale and DeSoto County supervisor Mark Gardner.

The filing period for municipal offices in Southaven ends March 8.

Primary elections are in May followed by the general election on June 4.

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