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Father and son running for Biloxi City Council

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(L to R) Victor Ainsworth and his son Tyler Ainsworth. (L to R) Victor Ainsworth and his son Tyler Ainsworth.
(L to R) Tyler Ainsworth and his father Victor Ainsworth's gospel CD cover. (L to R) Tyler Ainsworth and his father Victor Ainsworth's gospel CD cover.
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Victor Ainsworth and his son Tyler Ainsworth enjoy singing gospel music together and recently they decided to take on another father-son project--running for Biloxi City Council.

Victor Ainsworth said, "We sat back and talked about this and he said, 'I tell you what, you run on one ticket I'll run on the other' so I'm going to be running as a Republican, he is running Democrat."

Unlike most opponents the singing duo plan to pair up on the campaign trail.

"We are going to work together to get out and talk to the people in Ward 7, cover as much of it as we can, get out there and see what's on everyone's mind and use our own ideas to see what can be done should either of us get elected," Victor Ainsworth said.

Victor has worked in security for 30 years.

Tyler graduated from D'Iberville High School in 2012 and plans to study criminal justice and pre-law at MGCCC.

Both want to see changes in Biloxi.

Tyler Ainsworth said, "I'd like to see more patrol done out in the area. More advancement in the area to move things along with road construction and get things done faster."

Victor Ainsworth said, "Biloxi has a lot to offer to anybody coming in whether it's business, people moving here from other areas. We really need to work on increasing what we have and work together overall."

When it comes down to the election, if Victor can beat incumbent David Fayard the Ainsworths will be facing off on election day.

Tyler Ainsworth said, "I feel like it's going to be like LSU, Alabama it's a house divided."

So I asked who will they be voting for if they both make it on the ticket?

Victor Ainsworth said, "That would be a hard decision my wife is going to stay out of it."

But Tyler said without hesitation he will be voting for himself.

Primary elections are May 7 and the general election is June 4.

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