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Andrew Gilich, Winfield Swetman in runoff for Biloxi mayor

BILOXI — The special election for Biloxi’s next mayor moves to a runoff after Andrew Gilich and Winfield Swetman III finished first and second — but without 50 percent of the vote. The runoff will take place on May 12.

The Sun Herald reports Councilman Felix Gines took an early lead in the count Tuesday night and finished third, ahead of the other three council members in the 10-candidate race.

Total turnout was 7,605 of 27,337 registered voters, or 28 percent — well above the 19 percent who voted in the May 2013 primary.

 

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About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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