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South Mississippi voters cast ballots for municipal elections

The polls are open Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 7am to 7pm.
Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 1:46 PM CDT
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SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Mississippians vote Tuesday in municipal elections across the state.

Several key races are on the ballots in cities across the Gulf Coast, including six cities that will decide their mayors. For many other cities on the Coast, those races were already decided in the April runoff.

The polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Once they close, you can see the election results on WLOX Election Results page and on WLOX-TV.

The cities that will vote on Tuesday include the following:

Gautier:

Mayor - Incumbent Phil Torjusen (R) and Casey Vaughan (I)

City Council Ward 4 - Charles Rusty Anderson (R) and Wayne Golder (I)

Moss Point:

Mayor - Billy Knight (D), Richard McBride (R), and Howard Bailey (I)

Alderman at Large - Incumbent David Chapman, Sr (D) and Jason Jackson (I)

Alderman Ward 5 - Willie “Coach” Chestang (D) and John Mosley Jr. (I)

Alderman Ward 6 - Gerald E. Jackson, Sr (D) and incumbent Wayne Lennep (I)

Gulfport:

Mayor - Incumbent Billy Hewes (R) and Howard Page (D)

City Council Ward 2 - Patrice Lombard (D) and incumbent Ron Roland (R)

City Council Ward 5 - Incumbent Myles Sharp (R) and Bajon Williams (D)

City Council Ward 6 - Incumbent R. Lee Flowers (R) and Taylor Moran Godwin (D)

Pass Christian:

Mayor - Jimmy Raffery (R), Peggy Johnson (D), and Zenas Cappie (I)

Alderman Ward 1 - Incumbent Buddy Clarke (R) and Betty Sparkman (I)

Alderman Ward 3 - Incumbent Anthony Hall (D) and Kirk Kimball (R)

Wiggins:

Mayor - Interim mayor Darrell Berry (I) and William Scott Maddox (I)

Alderman at Large - Incumbent Mary Frances Carson (I), Sharon Jones-Crockett (I), and Randy L. Williams (I)

Alderman Ward 2 - Incumbent Ron Dyal (I) and Ben Wright (I)

Alderman Ward 3 - Damian McKay (I) and Mary E. Miles (I)

Alderman Ward 4 - Darryl Stringfellow (I) and Geralda McLendon (I)

Picayune:

Mayor - Jim Luke and Leavern Guy

City Council Ward 2 - Terrilyn L. Griffith (D) and incumbent Lynn Bogan Bumpers (I)

City Council Ward 3 - D. Fred Smith (D) and incumbent Janice M. Stevens (R)

Bay St. Louis:

City Council Ward 2 - Incumbent Gene Hoffman (R) and Wendy McDonald (D)

Biloxi:

City Council Ward 1 - Keith Anderson (R) and incumbent George Lawrence (D)

City Council Ward 2 - Incumbent Felix Gines (D) and Tracey D. Smith (I)

City Council Ward 5 - Sugar Stallings (D) and incumbent Paul Tisdale (R)

Diamondhead:

City Council At Large - James Hightower (D) and Gerard Maher (R)0

Referendums:

Water and Sewer District: Do you favor the consolidation of the Diamondhead Water & Sewer District into city government and eliminate the need for a separate water and sewer district within the City of Diamondhead?

Fire Department: Do you favor the consolidation of the Diamondhead Fire Department into city government and eliminate the need for a fire district within the City of Diamondhead?

D’Iberville:

City Council At Large - Incumbent Joey Bosarge (R) and Quentin Lyles (D)

City Council Ward 3 - Craig “Boots” Diaz (R) and Crystal Wingo (I)

Ocean Springs:

Alderman at Large - Incumbent Bobby Cox (R) and Matt Stebly (I)

Alderman Ward 1 - Jennifer Burgess (R), Greg Gipson (I), and Brandon Riches (D)

Alderman Ward 4 - Elizabeth Feder-Hosey (I) and incumbent Ken Papania (R)

Lucedale:

Alderman Ward 2 - Jimmy McDowell (D) and incumbent Jimmy Redd (R)

June 8th General Election Background
Final three Moss Point mayoral candidates take part in a public forum

The final three mayoral candidates took the stage in Moss Point Thursday night to explain their values and answer questions from the community.

Gautier mayoral candidates urge people to vote

Campaign signs line the streets in Gautier ahead of the general election on June 8 when voters will head to the polls and cast their vote for mayor of Gautier.

Gulfport mayoral candidates look ahead toward Election Day

Voters are counting the days before they head to the ballot box in key races across South Mississippi, including the Gulfport mayoral seat.

Pass Christian mayoral candidates prepare for Election Day

Pass Christian mayoral candidates are in their final days of campaigning ahead of the June 8 general election.

Diamondhead set to vote on consolidation referendum

The non-binding referendum on consolidating the Diamondhead Fire District and the Water and Sewer district into city operations has been a much-debated topic in Diamondhead over the last few months.

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