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.