AP declares Michael Watson wins Mississippi Secretary of State

AP declares Michael Watson wins Mississippi Secretary of State
Sen. Michael Watson (Source: Mississippi State Senate)

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - A Gulf Coast native is now serving in a statewide office as Michael Watson is elected Mississippi Secretary of State.

Watson, a Pascagoula native, serves as senator for District 51 in Jackson County. Watson faced off against former Hattiesburg mayor Johhny Dupree.

A politician from the Coast has not served in a statewide office since Mike Moore as Mississippi Attorney General.

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