Dupree claims victory in Hub City mayoral race
Published: September 29,2013
Tags: ballot, city, city government, City of Hattiesburg, court, Dave Ware, elect, elected official, election, election law, Johnny Dupree, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, lawsuit, legal, mayor, mayoral candidate, municipal, municipality, politician, Politics, polls, public official, Shawn O'Hara
HATTIESBURG — Johnny Dupree has apparently won a fourth term as mayor of Hattiesburg.
After affidavit ballots were tallied Saturday at Hattiesburg City Hall, DuPree, a Democrat, had received 7,512 votes to 7,305 votes for independent challenger Dave Ware.
DuPree and Ware, along with Shawn O’Hara, faced off in a special mayoral election Tuesday. Specially appointed Judge William Coleman ordered the special election after problems were revealed in the June 4 contest.
In the general election, DuPree led Ware by 37 votes. Ware, a former member of Hattiesburg City Council, challenged the results.
The tallying of the votes, including absentee and affidavit, took almost five days.
Dupree has remained in office as mayor while the election debate was sorted out.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- GreenTech holds grand opening of neighborhood electric vehicle plant
- NEW IN MADISON COUNTY — Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory to be introduced Friday
- Turner Grain’s transition will help consolidate lawsuits alleging breach of contract
- Granddaughter of Barq's Root Beer founder dies at 90
- Mississippi Film Studios signs contract with New Orleans company
- MDOT cutting more than 40 jobs in Right-of-Way Division
- David Duval, former British Open winner, joins Sanderson Farms field
- Mars Food expanding Delta plant; investing $31M and adding jobs
- Alcorn president launches new customer service task force
- Board authorizes sale of company that owns Silver Slipper Casino