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UPDATED: Candidates qualified for city elections

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The municipal elections are set for June 4. Below is a list of the candidates who have qualified. This list was updated March 11, 2013 (while on this page, you may need to press CTRL F5 to refresh your browser to see the updates):

City of Lucedale

Mayoral candidates

  • Doug Lee (D) INCUMBENT
  • Neal Henry (R)
  • John Bowie (R)
  • Charles Edmond Havard (R)

City Council candidates

Alderman Ward 1

  • Carrie Moulds (D)
  • Marlena Carter (D)
  • Raleigh L. Sargent
  • Lawrence Packer

Alderman Ward 2

  • Lloyd Welford (D) INCUMBENT
  • Jimmy E. McDowell (D)

Alderman Ward 3

  • Jason L. Martin (D)

Alderman Ward 4

  • Susan Christian Tevis (R)
  • Payton Dudley (R)

Alderman At Large

  • Tony E. Abrams (D)
  • Donna M. Dressler (R)
  • Sharon Elkins (R)
  • Louis Valentine (I)

City of Pascagoula

Mayoral candidates

  • Frank Corder (R)
  • George L. Wolverton Sr. (R)
  • Robert M. Hardy (R)
  • Jim Blevins (R)

Council candidates

Councilman Ward 1

    Robert Stallworth Sr. (I) INCUMBENT

    Larry Taylor (D)

Councilman Ward 2

  • Freddy L. Jackson (D)

Councilman Ward 3

  • David Tadlock (R)
  • Joe Abston (R) INCUMBENT

Councilman Ward 4

  • Kenny Green (R)
  • Burton L. "Burt" Hill (R)

Councilman Ward 5

  • Mark Schulte (R)
  • Scott Tipton (R)
  • William F. Keeton (D)
  • Tim Lee (R)
  • Michael C. Majure (R)
  • William "Bill" Jones (R)

Councilman At Large

  • Harold Tillman Jr. (R) INCUMBENT
  • Dennis Byrd (R)
  • Brenda H. Simkins (R)
  • Brandon Turner (R)

City of Bay St. Louis

Mayor

  • Les Filingame (D) INCUMBENT
  • Mike Weems (D)
  • Jeff Harding (R)

City Council

Councilman Ward 1

  • Philip Doug Seal Jr. (I)

Councilman Ward 2

  • Wendy McDonald (D) INCUMBENT

Councilman Ward 3

  • Jeffrey Reed (D) INCUMBENT

Councilman Ward 4

  • Bobby Compretta (D) INCUMBENT

Councilman Ward 5

  • Joey Boudin (D) INCUMBENT

Councilman Ward 6

  • Ray Kidd INCUMBENT
  • Lonnie Falgout (I)

Councilman At Large

  • Gary Knoblock (R)
  • Gregory J. Farve (D)
  • Michael "Mike" Favre (D)
  • Bennis C. Moss Jr. (D)
  • Clark Breland (I)
  • Johanna Spicuzza (I)  

City of Waveland

The City of Waveland has a special charter. Their city elections will take place on November of 2014.

City of Diamondhead

Mayoral candidates

  • Chuck Ingraham (R)
  • Tommy Schafer (R)
  • Carl Necaise (R)
  • John Fletcher (I)

Council candidates

Councilman Ward 1

  • Hank Holcomb (R) INCUMBENT
  • Joseph Lopez Jr. (R)
  • Alvin Walsh III (R)

Councilman Ward 2

  • Blaine LaFontaine (R)
  • Joe Murray (R)
  • Robert J. Elsher (R)
  • Eric Allen Nolan (R)

Councilman Ward 3

  • Michael Schaefer (I)
  • Kenny Schmitt (R)
  • Jim Brumfield (R)
  • Thomas Sislow (R)
  • Dominic Palisi (R)

Councilman Ward 4

  • Ron Rech (R) INCUMBENT
  • Jeffrey Chastain (R)
  • J.C. Price (I)

Councilman At Large

  • Ernie Knobloch (R)
  • Kenneth Edmonds (R)
  • Ken Overstreet (Constitution)

City of Biloxi

Mayoral candidates

  • David Bull (R)
  • A.J. Holloway (R) INCUMBENT
  • Jess Kennedy (D)

Council candidates

Councilman Ward 1

  • George W. Lawrence (D) INCUMBENT
  • Angel Troung (D)

Councilman Ward 2

  • William "Bill" Stallworth (D) INCUMBENT
  • Felix O. Gines (D)
  • "David" Son Troung (R)
  • Tracey D. Smith (I)
  • Jerome Harrison (I)

Councilman Ward 3

  • Lucy C. Denton (D) INCUMBENT

Councilman Ward 4

  • Robert A. "Bob" Carroll (R)
  • Dianne G. Harenski (R)

    Dixie Newman (R)

  • Joy Barhanovich Tucei (R)
  • David Leckich (R)

Councilman Ward 5

  • Dan Hunter (R)
  • Dr. Paul A. Tisdale (R)

Councilman Ward 6

  • Robert Collier (R)
  • Tim Hendricks (R)
  • Paul H. Boudereaux, Jr. (R)
  • Kenny Glavan (R)
  • Edward "Ed" Gemmill (R) INCUMBENT
  • Robert Deming (R)

Councilman Ward 7

  • David Fayard (R) INCUMBENT
  • Victor Ainsworth (R)
  • Tyler Ainsworth (D)

City of Gulfport

Mayoral candidates

  • Billy Hewes (R)

Council candidates

Councilman Ward 1

  • Kenneth "Truck" Casey Sr. (D) INCUMBENT
  • Jimmie T. Jenkins (D)
  • Leonard C. Bennett (D)

Councilman Ward 2

  • Ricky Dombrowski (R) INCUMBENT
  • David Andre (R)

Councilman Ward 3

  • Ella Jean Holmes-Hines (D) INCUMBENT

Councilman Ward 4

  • F.B. "Rusty" Walker, IV (R) INCUMBENT
  • Melanie Clark (R)

Councilman Ward 5

  • Toliver Lasswell (R)
  • Myles Sharp (R)
  • Chris Fore (R)
  • James Beal (D)

Councilman Ward 6

  • Robert "R. Lee" Flowers (R) INCUMBENT
  • David Ray Stewart (R)
  • Merlissia Lewis (D)
  • Neil Resh (I)

Councilman Ward 7

  • Cara Lero Pucheu (R) INCUMBENT
  • Barbara Ann Nalley (R)

Click the link to view the Gulfport voter locator: http://map.gulfport-ms.gov/Voter/index.html

City of D'Iberville

Mayoral candidates

  •     Russell "Rusty" Quave INCUMBENT
  •     James "Jimmy" Nicholas
  •     Travis Burke

Council candidates

Alderman Ward 1

  • Brenda Broussard INCUMBENT
  • Randall Pelous

Alderman Ward 2

  • Henry Toncrey, Jr. INCUMBENT
  • Debbie Hardy
  • Larry Feranda, Jr.

Alderman Ward 3

  • Teddy Harder INCUMBENT
  • Craig "Boots" Diaz

Alderman Ward 4

  • Stephen Furney INCUMBENT
  • Robby Ellis
  • Derek Bass
  • Todd Echelberry

Alderman At Large

  • Glen Ellis
  • Joey Bosarge INCUMBENT

City of Long Beach

Mayoral candidates

  •     William "Billy" Skellie (R) INCUMBENT
  •     Kevin I. Nelson (R)

Council candidates

Ward 1 Alderman

  • Gary Ponthieux (R)
  • Richard Notter (R)

Ward 2 Alderman

  • Bernie Parker (R)
  • Mike Taylor (I)
  • David Marks (R)
  • Glenn Mitchell (R)

Ward 3 Alderman

  • Kelly Griffin (R)

Ward 4 Alderman

  • Ronnie Hammons Jr. (R) 

Ward 5 Alderman

  • Mark Lishen (R)

Ward 6 Alderman

  • Carolyn Anderson (R)
  • Alan Young (R)

Alderman At Large

  • Leonard G. Carrubba (R)
  • Ronnie Barker (R)

City of Pass Christian

Mayoral candidates

Mayor

  • Chipper McDermont (R) INCUMBENT
  • Joe Piernas (D)

Council members

Alderman Ward 1

  • Buddy Clark (R)
  • Robin Rafferty (R)

Alderman Ward 2

  • Amy Stewart Steiner (R)
  • W. Earl Washington, Sr. (D)

Alderman Ward 3

  • Anthony Hall (D)
  • Eugene Russell (R)

Alderman Ward 4

  • Victor Pickich (R)
  • LyTanya Toomer (D)
  • Buddy Scarbourough (R)

Alderman At Large

  • Anita Giani (I)
  • Kenny Torgeson (R)
  • Tommy Piernas (D)

City of Gautier

Mayoral candidates

Mayor

  • Tommy Fortenberry (R) INCUMBENT
  • Gordon Gollott (R)
  • Edward C. Harding (I)

Council members

Councilman Ward 1

  • Johnny Jones (R) INCUMBENT
  • Evelyn Stephens (D)
  • Billy Dycus (R)

Councilman Ward 2

  • Hurley Ray Guillotte (D) INCUMBENT
  • Natasha Rankings (D)

Councilman Ward 3

  • Greg Spanier (R)
  • Casey Vaughn (D)

Councilman Ward 4

  • Charles "Rusty" Anderson (R)
  • Zachary D. Redmond (L)
  • James Lee (R)
  • Jeff Wilkinson (R)

Councilman Ward 5

  • Adam Colledge (R) INCUMBENT
  • Arlene Fountain Bostic (D)

Councilman At Large

  • Mary F. Martin (R) INCUMBENT
  • Richard D, Muhammad Jackson (D)

City of Moss Point

Mayoral candidates

  • Aneice Liddell INCUMBENT
  • Elizabeth Irby (D)
  • Billy Broomfield (D)
  • Dobbs Dennis (I)
  • John Moseley Jr. (I)

Council candidates 

Alderman Ward 1

  • Sherwood Bradford (D)
  • James C. Smith (D)

Alderman Ward 2

  • Ruby Hill (D)
  • Chuck Redmond (D)

Alderman Ward 3

  • Robert Byrd (D) INCUMBENT
  • Barbara Pyne (D) 

Alderman Ward 4

  • Shirley Chambers (D)
  • Alphonse Crosby (D)
  • Jerry Redmond (D)

Alderman Ward 5

  • David Chapman
  • O. Linwood Grierson (I)

Alderman Ward 6 

  • Gary Wayne Lennep (I)

Alderman At Large

  • Houston Cunningham (D)
  • Sam Craft (L)
  • Bessie Polk (D)

City of Ocean Springs

Mayoral candidates

  • Connie Moran (D) INCUMBENT
  • John McKay (R)
  • Mary Marr Beckman (I)

Council candidates

Alderman Ward 1

  • John Gill (R) INCUMBENT

Alderman Ward 2

  • Matt McDonnell (R) INCUMBENT
  • Julia Weaver (D)

Alderman Ward 3

  • Chic Cody (R) INCUMBENT
  • Shawn Seseney (R)
  • Joseph Bellman (R)

Alderman Ward 4

  • Greg Denyer (R) INCUMBENT
  • Ms. Joey Conwill (R)

Alderman Ward 5

  • Jerry Dalgo (R) INCUMBENT
  • Chris Vaughan (R)

Alderman Ward 6

  • James Hagan (R) INCUMBENT
  • Michael Impey II (R)
  • Nick Overby (R)
  • Tom East (R)

Alderman At Large

  • Bobby Cox (R) INCUMBENT

City of Picayune

Mayoral candidates

  • Mark Thorman (D)
  • Dr. Edward R. Pinero (R) INCUMBENT

Council candidates

Councilman Precinct 1

  • Larry Watkins (R) INCUMBENT
  • Tammy Valente (R)
  • Richard Carriere (R)
  • Glennis M. Neal Jr. (R)

Councilman Precinct 2

  • Lynn Bogan Bumpers (D) INCUMBENT
  • Chris Carter (D)

Councilman Precinct 3

  • Janice Miller Stevens (R)
  • Jason Todd Lane (R) INCUMBENT

Councilman Precinct 4

  • Larry E. Breland Sr. (D) INCUMBENT

Councilman Precinct 5

  • Wayne Gouguet (R) INCUMBENT
  • Brian Goetzmann (R)

City of Wiggins

Mayoral candidates

  • Jerry Alexander (R) INCUMBENT
  • Robert W. "Ho-Ho" Matthews (R)
  • Tina Davis (D)
  • Joel T. Miles (R)

Alderman Ward 1

  • Darrell Berry (D) INCUMBENT

    Alderman Ward 2

  • Ron Dyal (R)

Alderman Ward 3

  • George P. Smith (R)
  • Derrick Gates (R) INCUMBENT
  • Linda S. Williams-Pounds (D)

Alderman Ward 4

  • Thomas E. Hall (R)

Alderman At Large

  • Mary Frances Carson (R)  
  • Cynthia (Lisa) Galloway (D)
  • Hope High Ladnier (R)

Anyone interested in qualifying for mayor, council member or alderman can do so by filling out an application at their city hall. The deadline is March 8. Primaries will be May 7. If necessary runoffs will be May 21 and the general elections are going to be held on June 4.

All candidates must meet the following additional requirements to qualify for office:

Qualified elector (registered voter) of the State of Mississippi in the municipality of the office for which the candidate seeks election.

Never have been convicted of bribery, perjury, or other infamous crime, being defined as a crime punishable by confinement in the penitentiary (unless the candidate received a full pardon).

Never have been convicted of a felony in federal court after December 8, 1992, nor of a crime in the court of another state which is a felony in this state, after December 8, 1992, as provided in Section 44 of the Mississippi Constitution.

They have to live in the ward at which they are applying to unless they are running for an at-large seat.

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