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Physician wins special election to become Pascagoula mayor

(AP) — A family physician has been elected mayor of a city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Dr. Steve Demetropoulos defeated two candidates Tuesday in a nonpartisan special election in Pascagoula, news outlets reported.
He will be sworn in Feb. 18 and to finish a four-year term that ends June 30, 2021.
Former Mayor Dane Maxwell stepped down after being elected to the Mississippi Public Service Commission, a three-member group that regulates utilities.