Johnny DuPree

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Johnny DuPree
Johnny DuPree 2011.jpg
Mayor of Hattiesburg
Incumbent
In office
2011-present
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011 (Mississippi gubernatorial election)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Forrest County Board of Supervisors
1991-2001
Personal
Place of birthFort Benning, GA
ProfessionReal estate broker
Websites
Campaign website
Johnny DuPree is the current Mayor of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He was also the 2011 Democratic nominee for Governor of Mississippi. DuPree finished first in the primary election, but fell short of the requisite majority (50 percent plus one) vote threshold needed to avoid a runoff against Clarksdale attorney Bill Luckett, Jr..[1] He defeated Luckett in the August 23 runoff election to secure the Democratic nomination but lost the general election to Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant (R) on November 8, 2011.

Biography

DuPree was born in Fort Benning, Georgia, and moved to Mississippi as a young child. His parents separated, and at eight years old, he worked as a newspaper carrier to help support his family. He later went on to work at Sears & Roebuck for 15 years before starting his own company, DuPree Realty, with his wife.[2]

DuPree was first appointed to the Hattiesburg Public School Board in 1987. In 1991, he was elected to the Forrest County Board of Supervisors, where he served for ten years up until his election as Mayor of Hattiesburg in 2001.

Political career

Hattiesburg Mayor (2001-present)

DuPree has served as Mayor of Hattiesburg since 2001.

Forrest County Board of Supervisors (1991-2001)

In 1991, he was elected to the Forrest County Board of Supervisors, where he served for ten years up until his election as Mayor of Hattiesburg in 2001.

Hattiesburg Public School Board (1987-1991)

DuPree was first appointed to the Hattiesburg Public School Board in 1987.

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi gubernatorial election, 2011

DuPree ran for Governor of Mississippi in 2011. DuPree finished first in the August 2 primary election, capturing 43.5 percent of the vote. Because he failed to take at least 50 percent of the primary vote, DuPree had to face off against second highest vote-getter, Clarksdale attorney Bill Luckett, Jr., in a runoff election on August 23, 2011. With roughly 55 percent of the runoff vote, DuPree defeated Luckett for the Democratic nomination and became the first black gubernatorial candidate in state history.[3] The general election was held on November 8, 2011. DuPree was defeated by Phil Bryant.

Results

Democratic primary
Gubernatorial Democratic Primary election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party William Bond Compton, Jr. 9.8%
     Democratic Party ApprovedaJohnny DuPree 43.5%
     Democratic Party ApprovedaBill Luckett, Jr. 39.2%
     Democratic Party Guy Dale Shaw 7.3%
Total Votes 412,530
Runoff
Governor - Democratic primary runoff results (Unofficial)
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party ApprovedaJohnny DuPree 55%
     Democratic Party Bill Luckett, Jr. 45%
Total Votes 309,728


General election
Governor of Mississippi, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Bryant 61% 544,851
     Democratic Johnny DuPree 39% 348,617
Total Votes 893,468
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State


Issues

DuPree highlighted the following issues on his 2011 campaign website:

Personal

DuPree resides in Hattiesburg with his wife of 40 years, Johniece DuPree. They have three children and one grandchild.[2]

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See also

2011
State Executive elections

KentuckyLouisiana
MississippiWest Virginia

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