BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - In a statement released Monday afternoon, Biloxi's Acting Mayor Kenny Glavan said he plans to appoint Councilman Robert Deming to take over the duties of that office. However, Glavan will not relinquish the title of Acting Mayor.
Glavan was voted into the position after promising his fellow council members he would not run for mayor. But he's since had a change of heart, and announced his candidacy last week. At that time, he also promised to appoint someone else as acting mayor "soon," but didn't give a specific timetable.
Monday's announcement through Glavan's campaign said, "Pursuant to the promise I made to the council and my supporters I will appoint Councilman Deming to handle the duties of my office as acting Mayor through the balance of the Campaign. I believe Robert to be qualified and know that he will continue to provide the City with the same tireless effort I have in my absence."
As for Deming's own political aspirations, he posted on his Facebook page last week, "I really appreciate everyone's support to run for mayor. However, I personally had no intentions of running. I expressed that to all, and maintained as such. I believe we face greater issues than can be effected from a mayoral standpoint. Issues that restrict and plague the governing body closest to the people from being able to operate in an effective and efficient manner. I enjoy the legislative side of government, as it truly can make a difference with regard to limiting the control of government on a society founded on the freedom of the individual, at every level of government. The mayor has very little control over such issues in our top down power structure that has been created through the corruption of the Constitution and the distorted ideology of American Exceptionalism. That being said, I hope I will have your support as I forge ahead in my campaign for our liberty."