DeKalb’s Interim CEO Lee May resigning commission postDeKalb County CEO Lee May during his recent State of the County speech. Photo provided by the city of Avondale Estates
This story has been updated.
DeKalb County’s interim CEO Lee May is resigning his commission seat, according to WSB-TV, which says he will make the announcement tomorrow.
DeKalb County sent out a press release Thursday afternoon that said May will hold a press conference at 10 a.m Friday morning at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia to “discuss a major announcement.”
The resignation will allow a special election to go forward in order to give the southeast DeKalb District 5 full representation, which it hasn’t had in nearly two years.
Governor Nathan Deal appointed May as interim CEO after CEO Burrell Ellis was suspended in July 2013 for allegedly shaking down contractors for campaign contributions.
May has refused to give up his commission seat until now so he could return to the position if Ellis came back. He will continue to serve as interim CEO, but now he will not be able to continue on the commission if Ellis is acquitted at his retrial.
May himself has been in a bit of hot water recently. The interim CEO became the target of an FBI probe as the result of some work performed on his home when he was a commissioner.
This story has been updated to reflect the information came from WSB-TV and the time and place of Friday’s press conference.