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|Governor of Mississippi|
|Mayor of Hattiesburg|
|2001 - Present|
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 fifteen years before starting his own company, DuPree Realty, with his wife.
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.
DuPree highlights the following issues on his website:
- Economic development and job creation
- Budgeting priorities
- Medicaid (dead link)
- Corrections reform (dead link)
The general election was held on November 8, 2011. DuPree was defeated by Phil Bryant.
|Governor of Mississippi, 2011|
DuPree finished first in the primary election, capturing 43.5% of the vote.
|Gubernatorial Democratic Primary election|
|Democratic Party||William Bond Compton, Jr.||9.8%|
|Democratic Party||Johnny DuPree||43.5%|
|Democratic Party||Bill Luckett, Jr.||39.2%|
|Democratic Party||Guy Dale Shaw||7.3%|
In Mississippi, a majority of the primary vote is required in order to advance to the general election. Because neither DuPree nor Luckett, Jr. won a clear majority, the two faced off in a primary runoff on August 23. Dupree won that contest, and with that win earned the Democratic seat on the ballot in November.
Because DuPree fell short of the requisite 50% plus one needed to secure the party nomination, he and Clarksdale attorney Bill Luckett, Jr. faced off in a runoff primary election on August 23, 2011. With roughly 55% of the vote, DuPree defeated Luckett and became Mississippi's first black gubernatorial candidate in the state's history.
|Governor - Democratic primary runoff results (Unofficial)|
|Democratic Party||Johnny DuPree||55%|
|Democratic Party||Bill Luckett, Jr.||45%|
DuPree and his wife, Johniece, have two daughters and one grandchild.
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- Mississippi gubernatorial election, 2011
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- Gubernatorial elections, 2011
- Governor of Mississippi
- Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
- Phil Bryant