Moss Point mayor will not seek reelection

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Moss Point Mayor Xavier Bishop announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection, nor be a candidate for any elective office this year.

Bishop was elected to the city's top office nearly four years ago, and has guided Moss Point's recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

"Four years ago a city with so little, in need of so much, is today poised to once again become a strong and viable community on the Coast. The path to this point has been long and arduous; requiring enormous energy and commitment. The journey has extracted a huge toll of me. With so much achieved over the past four years, and with so many others now proclaiming their ability to lead the City the remainder of the way, I'm convinced the City is in good hands," Bishop said in a statement to the media.