2017 Primary Election Mayor Candidates
South Mississippi voters will make their way to the polls on Tuesday for the Municipal Primary Elections.
Polls will be open from seven am to seven pm… News 25’s Taylor Rubach gives us a preview of your cities candidates come Tuesday may second.
Several cities along the coast will have a new mayor or have primary challengers.
Gulfport Mayor, Billy Hewes and D’Iberville Mayor Rusty Quave are unopposed in this year’s election.
The city of Long Beach and Pascagoula are up for a new mayor… Where in Long Beach, six republican candidates are head to head to take on the mayor’s seat but, will likely have a run-off election on May 16th, given the number of candidates.
You’ll also find the city of Diamondhead and Gautier is strictly republican primary candidates.
In Biloxi, incumbent, Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich is looking to win his second election but must beat Jess Kennedy in the GOP primary…whoever wins will face democrat Sugar Stallings on June 6th.
For Pass Christian, no one qualified to run against Mayor Chipper McDermott…having him serve another four year term.
Since 2013, Bay Saint Louis Mayor Les Fillingame has had the seat, now he has Democrat Mike Favre, Rachael Ramsey, and Republican Jeff Harding ready to make some changes to the city.
For Ocean Springs, residents must wait until June to vote for their next mayor… Incumbent, Mayor Connie Moran will face Republican Shea Dobson on the June 6th ballots.
And for Moss Point, incumbent Mayor Billy Broomfield will have several candidates itching for the mayor’s seat.
Seven Democrats are in the run for mayor but will need 50 percent plus one vote to win…on May 16th, the top two finishers will compete in a run-off if no one reaches that total.
Come June 6th, the democrat winner will run against independents, Mayor Broomfield, Wanda Williams and timothy Debose along with Republican John Mosley Jr.
Before you head out to vote, be sure to locate the correct polling place, always bring an ID and do your homework on each candidate.
May 16th will be your run-off elections and General Election is June 6th.
Taylor Rubach News 25.