Mike Smith wins Democratic runoff in Waveland mayor's race

Mike Smith wins Democratic runoff in Waveland mayor's race

WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - Mike Smith has won the Democratic runoff election and will now face Republican Jay Trapani in the general election on December 2 in the race to fill the Waveland Mayor's seat.

Smith received 509 votes compared to Brent Anderson who received 233 votes in the runoff. Smith has more than 27 years of municipal government experience.

He is also the city's fire chief. In an interview with WLOX News, Smith said he would like to see the number of city workers increased and said he didn't have a problem with stun guns.

Tasers have been under a lot of scrutiny in the city.The winner of the December 2 general election replaces incumbent Mayor David Garcia, who did not seek re-election.

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