PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WLOX) - All of the votes have been cast and the unofficial results are in, showing a win for Singing River Health’s Dr. Steve Demetropoulos.
Dr. Demetropoulos went up against former city councilman Burt Hill and city recreation commission member Chris Grace.
According to the unofficial results, he led the race with a 73 percent win, while Hill trailed with 22 percent and Grace with 3 percent. 0.26 percent of the votes were write-ins.
According to the unofficial results, Dr. Demetropoulos will take over for Dane Maxwell, who took office in January as a public service commissioner.
This was the first time the doctor stepped into politics as he currently works as a medical physician for Singing River Health System and has practiced medicine for more than 20 years.
Christopher Grace was also taking part in his first campaign. Grace has served on the city’s recreation commission.
Burt Hill was the only candidate with previous experience in an elected position. Hill served on Pascagoula’s City Council and also managed the Pascagoula Country Club.