Incumbent Mayor Billy Hewes Moves on to June 8th General Election
Republican Incumbent, Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes, won the majority of the Primary vote on Tuesday, and will face Democrat Howard Page in the race for mayor June 8th. Hewes’s challengers, Jennifer Adams, came in with 26-percent of the vote, and William Thompson rounded up four-percent. Hewes tallied 67-percent of the vote.
and William Thompson, are challenging Hewes to run as the Republican candidate on June 8th General Election ballot. The winner of tonight’s primary If no one candidate secures a majority of Tuesday’s vote, the top two Republican candidates in the primary race will face each other in a runoff on April 27, 2021.
The final results for Ward 7 Gulfport City Council seat are in – Richard Kosloski and Incumbent Cara Pucheu will head to the April 27th runoff. Kosloski got 34-percent of the vote compared to Pucheu’s 44-percent. Nalley rounded up 8.8-percent of the vote. Petro got 12-percent.
News 25’s Grace Boyles shared this live update on the Gulfport primary races on Tuesday’s 10 pm News show.
Gulfport City Council Primary Races: Who’s Running
As for Gulfport City Council seat primaries, in Ward 1, Democrat Incumbent Kenneth “Truck” Casey, Sr. and Lorraine Price are squaring off in Tuesday’s primaries.
In Ward 3, Democrats, Incumbent Ella Holmes-Hines is facing opponent Patrick White.
In Ward 4, Incumbent F.B. “Rusty” Walker faces two fellow Republican challengers, Derek Bullock and Steve Martin.
In Ward 7, Incumbent Cara Pucheu squares off with Republicans Richard Kosloski, Barbara Nalley and Shawn Petro.