Deja vote: Griffith wins again in Ward 4

Retired Air Force Gen. Clark Griffith remains the Republican victor in the Ward 4 City Council race after a hand count this morning of the ballots from the Ward 4A polling place showed no major differences from the election-night vote count.

Representatives of the Republican Executive Committee, acting at the request of Ward 4 Councilman Mike Fitzpatrick, re-counted primary ballots cast on May 5 at the West Biloxi Library, the Ward 4A polling precinct.

The count — performed at City Hall by Committee Chair Pete Wilson and committee members Harry B. Joachim and Wendy Barthe Peavy — showed Griffith with 622 votes, two votes less than the election-night count; Fitzpatrick had 287 votes, one vote less than the election-night count; and challenger Richard K. Callaway II received 28 votes, a figure unchanged from election night.

Said Wilson: “Since there was essentially no change from election night, we have certified the election and Clark Griffith is the clear winner.”

Precinct-by-precinct totals: To see the primary-night vote count from the 11 voting precincts in Biloxi – two precincts in Wards 1, 2, 4 and 7, and one precinct in Wards 3, 5 and 6 – click here.

News and notes

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council will meet Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at City Hall. To see the agenda and available resolutions, click here.

Breakfast with the Mayor: Mayor A.J. Holloway will speak about the issues du jour during the Biloxi Chamber’s “Breakfast with the Mayor” Tuesday at 8 a.m. at E-Fitness Center on Richard Drive in north Biloxi.

Traffic update: You can check the status of roadwork each weekday by clicking on Traffic Update at the top of the front page of the city web site. To see today’s report from the Public Works Department, click here.