(...Redneck, Southern, Republican, and walking around naked...) Naked ex-mayor arrested at campsite Gainesvilleâs Musselwhite denies causing earlier trouble By Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Friday, June 26, 2009 A former mayor found sitting naked and holding a beer at a Rabun County campsite told police he wasnât the same naked man seen walking around earlier. Mark Musselwhite, 43, said he was hot and had been in the creek, according to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources incident report. He apparently didnât think he was doing anything wrong. Mark Musselwhite was elected to the Gainesville City Council in 2000, serving for six years, including as mayor of the town. Musselwhite, of Gainesville, was arrested last weekend after being confronted by state DNR authorities. He was charged with public indecency. âHe told me he was the ex-mayor of the city Gainesville and he was a very political person,â DNR Ranger Brandon Walls wrote in the report. Walls and a deputy sheriff went to the campsite Saturday evening after a complaint of a man walking naked in Earls Ford Road, according to the report. Musselwhite appeared to be intoxicated, and several alcoholic beverages were at the campsite, Walls said. Walls said he had spoken to Musselwhite earlier in the day regarding an ATV the former mayor was driving. âHe looked at us and said hello,â according to the report. Musselwhite then asked why he was being visited. âI said the complainant had specifically said his campsite, and the fact that he was still nude made me think it was him,â Walls wrote. Musselwhite denied that he was the nude man identified in the complaint. An unidentified female was also at the campsite. Musselwhite, a Republican, was elected to the City Council in 2000. He served on the council for six years, including as mayor of the town. In 2006, he lost a bid for a state Senate seat. Musselwhite previously served as deacon of First Baptist Church in Gainesville. He could not be reached for comment Friday evening.