Gemmill, Stallworth prevail in party runoffs

Businessmen Edward “Ed” Gemmill and William “Bill” Stallworth won the two contested City Council races in Tuesday’s party primary runoffs in Biloxi.

Gemmill, who faces no opposition in the June general election, outpolled George A. Fassitt in the Republican runoff for the new Ward 6 seat, which represents the North Bay area, while in Ward 2, Stallworth, a former City Councilman, captured more votes than incumbent Eric E. Dickey. Stallworth will now face Republican nominee Gary Toncrey Kennedy in June.

The vote totals, which include absentee and affidavit ballots:

Ward 2 Democratic Party primary runoff

Eric E. Dickey 322 (40.55 percent)

William “Bill” Stallworth 472 (59.45 percent)

Ward 6 Republican Party primary runoff

George A. Fassitt 346 (41.09 percent)

Edward “Ed” Gemmill 496 (58.91 percent)