Southaven, MS (abc24.com) - We've known for months that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has been living the good life. From expensive dinners, to trips across the country, and that stop in a Canadian sex shop. It turns out, he did all that while being one of the highest paid elected officials in Mississippi.
"I just think that is ridiculous, for him to get paid that much money. What is he doing that's worth that much money?" said Southaven resident Natasha Jackson, after learning how much the mayor made in 2011.
According to the mayor's W-2 for 2011, Davis earned $180,285.95.
"Wow, it looks funny, all those numbers. I've never seen nothing like that before," said Jackson as she looked at the mayor's tax form.
"That's quite a bit, isn't it. For the mayor here? Unbelievable," said Ron Battle.
Let's put the mayor's salary into perspective.
Jackson is Mississippi's largest city. According to the city, Mayor Harvey Johnson earns $120,000 a year. In Gulfport, Mississippi's second largest city, Mayor George Schloegel earns $92,184.
Johnny Dupree earns $81,890 as mayor of Hattiesburg, the state's third largest city.
Even former Governor Haley Barbour earned less than Mayor Davis. He earned $122,160 in 2010.
It isn't just Mississippi. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton makes $162,925 and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell takes home $142,500 a year.
For Mayor Davis, a portion of that $180,000 came from a $35,000 stipend to oversee Southaven's water and sewer departments. Turns out that isn't allowed, and this week the city removed that stipend.