By WLOX Staff
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A.J. Holloway made history Tuesday night when he won a fifth term as Biloxi's mayor. Holloway captured 80 percent of the vote to defeat Democratic challenger Jesse Kennedy.
"Macklyn and I are proud and honored by your confidence and support," Holloway told supporters Tuesday night. "We can't thank all of you enough I know that we've established a record of accomplishment over the past 16 years, but I also know that this vote is not just about our past. This is a vote about our future, too."
Holloway promised to keep the city's hurricane recovery moving forward during his next term.
"We're past the recovery stage. We're in the rebuilding stage. And in the next four years, we're going to work hard to make this city one of the best not only on the Coast, and not only in the state, but we're going to make it one of the best cities in the South and one of the best cities in the country."
The Holloway campaign held a victory celebration at the Isle Casino Resort in Biloxi. It's back to work as usual Wednesday morning.
The last Biloxi mayor to serve four terms was John J. Kennedy, who was elected in 1919, 1923, 1927 and 1931. He is a relative of Democratic mayoral candidate Jesse Kennedy.