Voters will head to the polls today to decide whether Patrick Collins or Scott DeLano will replace former Republican state Rep. Michael Janus in the Mississippi House of Representatives.
Polls will be open today from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the district, which includes parts of West Biloxi and East Gulfport. Candidates in special elections aren’t identified by party affiliations on the ballot. As only two candidates qualified, there will not be a runoff.
DeLano, 38, of Biloxi, is a real estate developer whose family is in the real estate business. He is co-chair of the Gulf Coast Business Council’s land-use committee. DeLano works with Coast civic groups, work that has taken him to the state Capitol over the years to talk about the state wind insurance pool, beachfront redevelopment programs and other issues.