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At least two file qualifying papers in Diamondhead

At least one city will be electing a new mayor after Long Beach’s Billy Skellie announced he would not seek re-election.
At least one city will be electing a new mayor after Long Beach’s Billy Skellie announced he would not seek re-election. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File

The mayor, the Ward 1 member of the City Council and a candidate for At-Large Councilmember have filed papers to qualify to run for re-election in Diamondhead.

Mayor Tommy Shafer became the newly incorporated city’s first elected mayor when he won a two-man race in 2013. Nancy Depreo joined the council last year after winning a special election to fill a vacancy created when Councilman Joe Lopez resigned because he moved out of the ward. Kenneth Edmonds Jr. has filed for the at-large seat.

Municipal primaries will be May 2 in every Coast city except Waveland.

Primary runoffs, if necessary, will be May 16, and the general election will be June 6. The qualifying deadline is 5 p.m. March 3.

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