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Hattiesburg mayor officially running for governor

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree has made it official — he will run for governor of Mississippi.

DuPree said. “We need someone on Capitol Street in Jackson who understands Main Street in hometowns across Mississippi. We need someone who has experience in making a government work, and someone who knows firsthand that the real strength of any government are the people it serves.”

DuPree said he would spend the next several weeks introducing himself to the people of Mississippi, telling his story and letting voters know how he will tackle the tough issues facing the next governor.

DuPree is serving his third term as mayor of Hattiesburg, being first elected in 2001. He served as a Forrest County supervisor for 10 years before moving to City Hall. He first entered public service in 1987 when he was appointed to the Hattiesburg School Board.

Before entering public service, DuPree worked for 15 years at Sears and Roebuck. In 1988, he and his wife, Johniece, started their own real estate company, DuPree Realty.

The DuPrees, who have been married since 1972, have two daughters.


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