Mayor DuPree wants to be remembered for his dedication to Hattiesburg


HATTIESBURG, Miss. - After serving as Mayor of Hattiesburg for four terms, Mayor Johnny DuPree did not get re-elected.

Instead, citizens have voted Toby Barker as the new mayor.

Mayor DuPree has made an impact in the community and has helped turn Hattiesburg into one of the most progressive small cities in America.

"I hope that people would think that I was dedicated to my job. I think I was, I think I have been dedicated to my job, dedicated to the citizens of Hattiesburg. I worked awfully hard in trying to represent their needs, wants, desires. I think people can remember me for that," said Mayor DuPree.

Mayor DuPree said he has not made any decisions on what his next venture will be, but wants to spend more time with family.

He also wishes Toby Barker the best of luck as the next Mayor of Hattiesburg.

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