DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May will not run for re-election this year, according to an report.

DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May.

May, who has served as interim CEO for more than two years, reportedly will become a minister. May was appointed to the position by Gov. Nathan Deal after the corruption indictment of former county CEO Burrell Ellis. May commissioned a controversial investigation of county government by Mike Bowers and Richard Hyde that declared DeKalb “rotten to the core.”

Nancy Jester, the DeKalb Board of Commissioners member from Dunwoody, wished May well in a press release. “During my service on the Board of Commissioners iCEO May and I have agreed and disagreed on numerous issues,” Jester wrote. “However, I have always appreciated his commitment to DeKalb County. ICEO May inherited a government in crisis and scandal. He worked diligently to address numerous challenges.”

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.