Ocean Springs mayoral candidates prepare for election - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Ocean Springs mayoral candidates prepare for election

Incumbent Connie Moran is running for her fourth term. (Image Source: WLOX News) Incumbent Connie Moran is running for her fourth term. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Dobson is a 31-year-old financial planner and political newcomer.(Image Source: WLOX News) Dobson is a 31-year-old financial planner and political newcomer.(Image Source: WLOX News)
Ocean Springs mayoral candidates, from left, Shea Dobson and incumbent Connie Moran (Photo source: WLOX) Ocean Springs mayoral candidates, from left, Shea Dobson and incumbent Connie Moran (Photo source: WLOX)
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -

General elections are two weeks from Tuesday and WLOX News Now caught up with the Ocean Springs mayoral candidates this weekend.

Incumbent Connie Moran is running for her fourth term, while her opposition, Shea Dobson, is a political newcomer. Dobson is a 31-year-old financial planner, and says he's had a good response to his grassroots campaign.

“I felt that there was kind of a lack of leadership with the city," explained Dobson. "I have a lot of volunteer management experience. I've worked for a lot of different organizations and I've seen how lack of leadership can really doom an organization, a campaign."

Moran, who has served as mayor for the past three terms, is confident that her work up to this point speaks for itself.

“We have great festivals, one of the best school systems, and we have so much more to do, an expansion of our city," said the mayor. "I know what I'm doing. I'm really good at getting the grant funding, wonderful staff and employees, let's just keep the progress continuing."

General elections will be held across the coast on June 6th.

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