OAKLAND, Tenn. (CBS Charlotte) — A Tennessee mayor has resigned after it was revealed he has two wives.
WMC-TV reports that Oakland Mayor Scott Ferguson married a woman named Miguelina Mora on Valentine’s Day, despite already having a wife, Laurie Ferguson, and four kids. Mora is now asking for an annulment or divorce and is seeking alimony.
“In my personal life I have displayed dishonesty and I have not been true to my wife,” Ferguson told WREG-TV.
Ferguson, a former pastor, resigned Monday after the infidelity came to light. He is also being investigated by the state for misspending the city’s money.
“The first thing is to understand what’s going on in the books and make sure the town is running efficiently from a budget perspective,” Vice Mayor Chris Goodman told WREG.
Oakland residents were shocked over Ferguson’s behavior.
“I don’t know him personally, but he was a Church of Christ preacher when he was elected mayor,” Gary Busby told WMC. “Very disappointed.”
Goodman will now take over as mayor of Oakland.