Biloxi Mayor A. J. Holloway will return for a third consecutive term in office after defeating challenger Andrew "Fo Fo" Gilich in Tuesday's general election.
Holloway won with 52 percent of the vote to Gilich's 46 percent. Independent candidate Jerry Sumrall received two percent.
In his victory speech, Holloway said his past terms as mayor of Biloxi have been fantastic, and he looks forward to carrying on that tradition.
"I will work for the city of Biloxi. I consider that a mandate," Holloway said. "You know we had a tough campaign. This was a campaign that Gilich, he ran a good campaign. He had a lot of money, support and family. I talked with him just a few minutes ago. He's a good friend of mine and we will continue to be friends. So we are going to continue to do the things we have done in the past eight years and move the city of Biloxi forward."
Shortly after Holloway was declared the winner in Biloxi, Gilich tried to cheer up his supporters at his headquarters on Pass Road. Gilich told them that he is disappointed, but said they shouldn't give up on him.
"We fell a little bit short, but that's a temporary setback and we're looking forward to Biloxi's future and we'll continue," Gilich said. "Listen, I'm not going anywhere. My family's not going anywhere. We're here; we are Biloxi, and we're proud of what we've done and we're going to go forward for Biloxi."