By The Associated Press
GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan announced his resignation Wednesday. He said he made the decision after learning he has pancreatic cancer.
The Delta Democrat Times reports (http://bit.ly/S5csGR ) that Jordan’s resignation will take effect at midnight Monday.
Jordan, a retired banker, was elected mayor in December after defeating Democrat Carl McGee. He was inaugurated on Jan. 3.
Jordan says Vice Mayor Carolyn Weathers will be acting mayor until a special election on Oct. 22.
City Attorney Andy Alexander says the deadline for mayoral candidates to qualify for the special election is 5 p.m. Oct. 2.