Biloxi: Newman wins Ward 3 council race; Holloway wins mayoral race

Dixie Newman. Image source: Dixie Newman Facebook page.
Dixie Newman. Image source: Dixie Newman Facebook page.

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Dixie Newman (R) won the Biloxi City Council race in Ward 3. Biloxi incumbent mayor A.J. Holloway (R) won his 6th term in office Tuesday night.

Newman beat incumbent Lucy Denton (D) with 60 percent of the vote. Holloway won with 74 percent of the vote. His opponent Jess Kennedy (D) lost with 26 percent of the vote.

Newman, a 27-year-old, Biloxi native, has worked as a real estate agent and most recently at the district attorney's office.

Holloway graduated from Biloxi High School and the University of Mississippi (bachelor's degree in education). He played in two Sugar Bowls and a Cotton Bowl while at Ole Miss and on the 1960 Rebels national championship football team.

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