Apparently “Simon Speights” — if that is his real name — had his right to vote restored in 2004 but not his civil and political rights. So he can’t own a handgun (a problem if he’s going to impersonate a policeman) or hold political office (a problem if he’s going to be mayor). He’s applied for their restoration, but wouldn’t holding political office under these circumstances be, you know, a crime? Which means that he’d have to apply again? Lipscomb, so many questions.
According to entries from my old site that I haven’t moved over yet, the previous mayor resigned for reasons of “safety”. And the mayor before that was “missing” for a week but nobody reported it because nobody was concerned and eventually he showed up.