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New Republican mayors in Long Beach, Gautier; runoffs in Diamondhead, Bay St Louis

By: Magnolia Tribune - May 3, 2017

5 mayoral races decided Tuesday night, 4 others headed to run-offs

Former fire chief George Bass will be the next mayor of Long Beach. Bass defeated four candidates, including three city leaders and a political newcomer, with 63 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s republican primary. Because there are no democratic candidates challenging Bass in the June 6 general election, he will be the next mayor.

Phil Torjusen will be the next mayor of Gautier after defeating incumbent Gordon Gollott in Tuesday’s primary. Phil Torjusen received 68 percent of the vote. There is no opposition in the June 6 general election, so Torjusen’s name will not appear on the ballot.

Bay St. Louis Incumbent Les Fillingame will face challenger Mike Favre in a May 16 runoff for the democratic nomination for Bay St. Louis mayor. The winner will face Republican Jeff Harding in the June general election.

It’s a similar story in Diamondhead where incumbent Mayor Tommy Schafer, IV and Councilman-at-large Ernie Knobloch will face off in a May 16 runoff to determine who will serve as mayor.


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