- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Kenny Glavan and David Bull were the last to qualify, bringing to 10 the number of candidates in the April 28 special election for Biloxi mayor.

Glavan’s surprise entry into the race prompted the council to call a special meeting Wednesday to ask him to resign as acting mayor, or to remove him and replace him with one of three council members who aren’t running.

Council president Felix Gines told The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1CxQ5Bg) that meeting was cancelled when an attorney general’s opinion said the council can’t vote him out for 60 days.

Gines was acting mayor when former Mayor A.J. Holloway went for medical treatment in January. When Holloway resigned, Glavan was voted into the job because he told the council he wouldn’t run for mayor.

Gines said Wednesday that Glavan told the council he intends to resign as acting mayor next week. If that happens, Biloxi will get its third acting mayor this year.

Gines is also running for mayor.

Because is it a special election, candidates don’t run as Republican or Democrat.

Other candidates are:

- City councilwoman Dixie Newman.

- City councilman Paul Tisdale.

- Cono Caranna II is a former district attorney.

- Windy Swetman III is a Harrison County supervisor.

- Victor Ainsworth works at Swetman Security.

- David Bull owns Bernie’s Restaurant.

- Andrew “FoFo” Gilich is a software engineer.

- Pat Morris is an assistant to the director at Keesler’s Fisher House.


Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com



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