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Supervisor throws hat into Biloxi mayor race (Updated 5:15 p.m.)

Harrison County District 5 Supervisor Connie Rockco is running for mayor of Biloxi.

Rockco, a Republican who has been on the Board of Supervisors since 2000, said earlier today she planned to talk with candidate Rep. Michael Janus and then make a decision on whether to run.

Rockco told the Sun Herald she made the 5 p.m. filing deadline by 30 seconds.

Another name rumored to be in the race, FoFo Gillich, did not file qualifiying papers by the deadline.

Rockco will be in a race against incumbent Mayor A.J. Holloway and Janus, both Republicans, and Democratic candidate Jesse Herron Kennedy Jr.

Read more about who's in the municipal races across South Mississippi in Saturday's Sun Herald.