Walker edges out McKay in OS mayoral primary - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Walker edges out McKay in OS mayoral primary

By Renee Johnson - email

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - The republican primary in the Ocean Springs mayoral race was expected to be close, and it was. Just 146 votes separated Scott Walker and John McKay. Walker, a political newcomer, edged out the longtime politician with 52 percent of the vote.

Walker now faces democrat incumbent Mayor Connie Moran in the general election just 26 days away.

"It's a short campaign. We are working hard every day to get our message out and why we would be the better candidate. I'm going to be talking to Supervisor McKay and his supporters, asking them to join my team in this race in the general election," Walker told WLOX News. "We can do better representing the entire town, working to make life better for all citizens. And that's really that our goal."

Walker promised an open door policy, if elected mayor.

John McKay told WLOX News Tuesday night that being mayor of Ocean Springs had been a dream of his for many years. But that he considered himself lucky because he is still able to represent the people of Jackson County on the Board of Supervisors.

Click here to see all the results from Tuesday's primary election.

©2009 WLOX. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'Extreme pain': Teen found stabbed, burned alive

    'Extreme pain': Teen found stabbed, burned alive

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:24:51 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:09:23 GMT
    Police said a 911 caller thought he saw the body of Tyrell Holmes crawling on the ground while still on fire. Holmes died from smoke inhalation, thermal injuries and stab wounds. (Source: WFMX/CNN)Police said a 911 caller thought he saw the body of Tyrell Holmes crawling on the ground while still on fire. Holmes died from smoke inhalation, thermal injuries and stab wounds. (Source: WFMX/CNN)

    Police said a 911 caller thought he saw the body of Tyrell Holmes crawling on the ground while still on fire. Holmes died from smoke inhalation, thermal injuries and stab wounds.

    More >>

    Police said a 911 caller thought he saw the body of Tyrell Holmes crawling on the ground while still on fire. Holmes died from smoke inhalation, thermal injuries and stab wounds.

    More >>
  • Exclusive: Interview with woman who adopted OJ and Dozer

    Exclusive: Interview with woman who adopted OJ and Dozer

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:19:09 GMT
    OJ and Dozer go for a walk Thursday after they were reunited the night before (Source: RACC)OJ and Dozer go for a walk Thursday after they were reunited the night before (Source: RACC)

    The woman who adopted OJ and Blue Dozer from Richmond Animal Care and Control is speaking for the first time after the two dogs were reunited Wednesday night. 

    More >>

    The woman who adopted OJ and Blue Dozer from Richmond Animal Care and Control is speaking for the first time after the two dogs were reunited Wednesday night. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly