cress williams july 2012 gi 'Hart of Dixie' Season 2: Cress Williams is gearing up for a mayoral reelection campaignThe dust is still settling from Lemon Breeland (Jaime King) and George Tucker’s (Scott Porter) break up. But even though Lemon is now available to potentially revisit her love with former beau, Bluebell Mayor Lavon Hayes (Cress Williams) will be focusing on himself.

Zap2it spoke with the “Hart of Dixie” actor at the TCA Press tours as he filled us in on what to expect from Mayor Hayes in Season 2.

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Firstly, Lavon is running for mayor…again! The time has come to put together a reelection campaign, but Williams warns us that the mayor may have gotten a bit too comfortable with his town popularity.
“Initially I’m running unopposed, and I have a pretty high approval rating. I think I don’t need to run at all.” He continues, “But I’ll leave you with the fact that there’s a surprise person that decides to run against me so that I have to actually campaign.”
Williams also informs us of a new love interest — or rather, an old one: “My old high school sweetheart is back in town, and we have some issues to unravel, because I never officially broke up with her.” He jokes, “Yeah, I just left.”

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As for the central love triangle between Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson), Wade Kinsella (Wilson Bethel), and George Tucker, we’ve often seen Lavon serve as, in Williams’ words, “the voice of reason.” Can we expect to see the mayor meddle in his friends’ affairs?
He tells us, “I think very early on, I let Zoe know that it’s a decision that she has to make for herself.”

“Hart of Dixie” returns to The CW on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.

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