Brown to enter Gulfport Council race

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Connor Brown, a third-generation Gulfport resident, businessman and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College student, will file his intent to run for councilman of Gulfport's Ward 5 on Tuesday.

"My campaign is focused on rebuilding Gulfport and helping her families thrive," Brown said.  "Ward 5 deserves a voice in the council who will work to attract new businesses to the city while being a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars, and I intend to be that voice."

Brown works for a financial services firm in Gulfport and resides in the College Park area. The republican will face Councilman Brian Carriere and former Ward 5 Councilman Ricky Dombrowski in the May 5 primary.