|Mayor of Hattiesburg|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011 (Mississippi gubernatorial election)|
|Forrest County Board of Supervisors|
|Place of birth||Fort Benning, GA|
|Profession||Real estate broker|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Personal
- 5 Recent news
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
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.
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.
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.
- 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. The general election was held on November 8, 2011. DuPree was defeated by Phil Bryant.
|Gubernatorial Democratic Primary election|
|Democratic Party||Johnny DuPree||43.5%|
|Democratic Party||Bill Luckett, Jr.||39.2%|
|Democratic Party||William Bond Compton, Jr.||9.8%|
|Democratic Party||Guy Dale Shaw||7.3%|
|Governor - Democratic primary runoff results|
|Democratic Party||Johnny DuPree||55%|
|Democratic Party||Bill Luckett, Jr.||45%|
|Governor of Mississippi, 2011|
|Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State|
DuPree highlighted the following issues on his 2011 campaign website:
- Economic development and job creation
- Budgeting priorities
- Medicaid (dead link)
- Corrections reform (dead link)
DuPree resides in Hattiesburg with his wife of 40 years, Johniece DuPree. They have three children and one grandchild.
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