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Gilich wins special election for Biloxi mayor

BILOXI — Businessman Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will become the new mayor of Biloxi.

The Sun Herald reports that Gilich defeated Winfield “Windy” Swetman III in a special-election runoff Tuesday.

Gilich becomes the city’s first new mayor since 1993. He will serve the final two years of a term started by former Mayor A.J. Holloway, who resigned earlier this year.

Ten candidates ran in the April 28 special election, with Gilich and Swetman advancing to the runoff.

Swetman was endorsed by three high-profile Republicans — Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo.

Gilich was endorsed by Holloway and another former mayor, Gerald Blessey.

 

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