Elections

Mario King, 30, is the new mayor of Moss Point

Mario King
Mario King

Voters are giving a 30-year-old Democrat Mario King the opportunity to lead the city for the next four years.

In Tuesday’s general election, incumbent Mayor Billy Broomfield, an independent, faced King, Republican John Mosley Jr. and independents Timothy “Mr. Dubs” Dubose and Wanda Williams.

In Tuesday’s election, King received 1,686 votes, or 61 percent, with Broomfield receiving 274. Dubose got 124, Mosley got 630 and Williams got 42.

In May’s runoff election, King, received 1,279 votes to longtime public servant Billy E. Knight’s 1,180.

In the primaries, King said he has a plan to provide checks and balances to the city’s finances and would use data to measure the results of the city’s programs.

“People shouldn’t have an illegal hookup for years (to the water and sewer system),” he said.

He also said the city should be able to attract manufacturing industries that can support larger nearby industries. King is working on his doctorate in human capital development.

Moss Point also had two contested aldermen positions in the general election.

In Ward 5, Democrat Floyd Downs defeated Republican O. Linwood Grierson, the incumbent. Downs got 298 votes and Grierson got 191.

In Ward 6, independent Gary Wayne Lennep, the incumbent, defeated Democrat Robert Walker. Lennep got 381 votes and Walker got 201.

Tammy Smith: 228-896-2130, @Simmiefran1

Moss Point results

Candidates

Total votes

Percentage

Mayor

Mario King (D)

1,686

61%

John Mosley Jr. (R)

630

23%

Billy Broomfield (I)

274

10%

Timothy “Mr. Dubs” Dubose (I)

124

4%

Wanda Williams (I)

42

2%

Ward 5 alderman

Floyd Downs (D)

298

61%

O. Linwood Grierson (R)

191

39%

Ward 6 alderman

Gary Wayne Lennep (I)

381

65%

Robert Walker (D)

201

35%

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