Results announced in Jacksonville mayoral runoff election - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Results announced in Jacksonville mayoral runoff election

Posted: Updated:
JACKSONVILLE, TX (KLTV) -

Jacksonville voters have decided to keep their mayor for another term.

In Tuesday night's mayoral runoff election, Mayor Kenneth Melvin defeated challenger Rob Gowin by less than a hundred votes.

The final tally was 586 to 510 in favor of Melvin.

"I'm very pleased, first of all, and I want to thank everyone who came out and voted, especially the ones who voted for me," Melvin says.

Gowin congratulated Mayor Melvin and says he is not giving up on the dreams he has for Jacksonville, "We ran a very positive campaign, we have a great group of supporters behind us, and we're going to keep moving forward for a better Jacksonville."

Melvin says the important thing is the people of Jacksonville exercised their right to vote, "I'm glad that we live in a country where people can express their opinions via the ballot box."

The mayor says he is going to keep Jacksonville on the same positive track the city has been on for the last two years. He also says this is the last time he will run for mayor. 

In May's election, the margin between the two was just 37 votes, with neither candidate able to win 50% of the votes.

Melvin has spent the last eight years as an elected official in Jacksonville with terms on the City Council, and as mayor.

Gowin is the owner of Sadler's restaurant, and a longtime Jacksonville resident.

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All Rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Coroner: Girl's body was found in abandoned trailer's bathroom

    Coroner: Girl's body was found in abandoned trailer's bathroom

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
    It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.More >>
    It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.More >>
  • Parents on high alert after attempted kidnapping in Bayou View

    Parents on high alert after attempted kidnapping in Bayou View

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:29:59 GMT
    Parents in the Bayou View Community of Gulfport are on high alert, after a reported attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl from her home.More >>
    Parents in the Bayou View Community of Gulfport are on high alert, after a reported attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl from her home.More >>
  • No hotel deal means Margaritaville Biloxi will close

    No hotel deal means Margaritaville Biloxi will close

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:00:03 GMT
    The Board of Directors of Margaritaville Casino said they have been unable to put together a deal to build a hotel, and that means Margaritaville can't compete in the Biloxi market.
    More >>
    The Board of Directors of Margaritaville Casino said they have been unable to put together a deal to build a hotel, and that means Margaritaville can't compete in the Biloxi market. As of today, the casino is planning to close its doors by September 19.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.