- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Two-term Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara faces a runoff against challenger Troy Peterson, who resigned from the department after 23 years to run for the office.

Complete unofficial returns showed Peterson with 10,241 votes, compared to 10,043 votes for Brisolara.

Peterson told The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1K3z1r6) voters were turned off when Brisolara announced his retirement a year ago so that Chief Deputy Landi Phillips could campaign for the job. Brisolara changed his mind less than a month later.


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

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