New mayor on the horizon in Pascagoula

Next Tuesday, Pascagoula residents will cast their vote on who will lead their city in a special mayoral election.

The candidates are Burt Hill, a former Pascagoula councilman, Dr. Steve Demetropoulos, a family physician with Singing River Health System, and Chris Grace, a sales representative who serves on the city recreation commission.

This special election comes after former Mayor Dane Maxwell stepped down from the position to fill a new role as public service commissioner.

If you are a resident and aren’t sure who to vote for you do have a chance later this week to meet the candidates.

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum Thursday where you will have a chance to hear from the three men and ask them questions on their plan for the city. Jackson County Chamber CEO Paige Roberts said, “It seems as though the residents of Pascagoula are welcoming this opportunity because it is important to have a good leader. The chamber is especially pushing this because of business. It’s really important that we revitalize downtown Pascagoula.”

The forum begins at 8 a.m. and will last until 9:30 at the chamber. If you can’t make it out for the forum, the VFW Post 3373 is hosting a ‘meet the candidates’ night on Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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