Mayor Resigns After Monument Request

The Lee Monument on the morning (June 3, 2020) that Governor Ralph Northam ordered it removed.  (Matt Demlein, WRVA)
Photo credit (Matt Demlein, WRVA)

Richmond, VA _  The Mayor of Crewe, Virginia has resigned from the job a day after asking for, then withdrawing his request for Richmond's Confederate monuments.

According to the Courier-Record Newspaper Mayor Greg Eanes resignation took affect at noon Friday.

Eanes says he received a lot of reaction, both for and against his proposal, and decided to withdraw the request Thursday.

In his letter of resignation Eanes wrote:  "“It is unfortunate that a well-intentioned attempt to further our tourism infrastructure to benefit our businesses has been misconstrued.  The social media mob vilifications have led some citizens of Crewe (to include members of my family) fear for their safety and the safety of their businesses. I know you understand that end-state was never my intent.”

The Courier Record reports Vice-Mayor Anne Stinson is expected to be sworn-in as Mayor until the end on Eanes term on June 30.  Mayor-Elect Phil Miskovic takes office on July 1.