DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. (WLOX) - Residents of Diamondhead came out to vote for the city’s second mayor in municipal history in a special election Tuesday.
After all of the ballots were counted, absentee included, Councilwoman Nancy Depreo was elected Diamondhead’s next mayor with 1,121 votes. Her opponent Richard Willis received 888 votes.
The mayoral seat has been vacant since the passing of Tommy Schafer back in July. Schafer served as Diamonhead’s first elected mayor after the city was incorporated in 2012.
This election fills the current term for mayor. The office is up for grabs again next year and will be decided by a regular election next summer.