JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Winners of city elections in Mississippi will begin their four-year terms July 1.
Mayors in Hattiesburg, Ocean Springs and Moss Point were defeated Tuesday, while those in Greenwood and Columbus are among those re-elected.
In Hattiesburg, state Rep. Toby Barker defeated four-term Democratic Mayor Johnny DuPree. Barker serves as a Republican at the Capitol but ran for the city office as an independent.
Republican Shea Dobson, who is a financial planner, defeated three-term Democratic Mayor Connie Moran in Ocean Springs.
In Moss Point, Democrat Mario King, who is who is working on his doctorate in human capital development, defeated first-term Mayor Billy Broomfield, who ran as an independent.
Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams, an independent, won a third term.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, a Democrat, won a fourth term.
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