VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Will Sessoms is stepping down as mayor of Virginia Beach.
Sessoms said Wednesday he is resigning to pursue “private sector employment opportunities.”
I am grateful to the citizens of Virginia Beach for entrusting me to serve as Mayor of the greatest city in the world. One of the reasons is because we have City employees and volunteers who work so diligently to carry out the vision of the City Council.
Sessoms wouldn’t give specifics of those employment opportunities, but after the recent State of the City Address he said enough is enough.
“I’ve had conversations with my wife and children. I’ve been doing this a good while … now is the right time to leave.”
Sources told 10 On Your Side Sessoms was stepping down to take a job within Gov. Ralph Northam’s Administration. A spokesman for Northam said no position had been offered to Sessoms.