One Long Beach city official is throwing his hat into the race to be mayor.
Gary Ponthieux announced yesterday he will be running to become the next mayor of Long Beach.
Ponthieux has been on the city’s Board of Aldermen for the past 12 years.
He also has worked with the Harrison County Tourism Commission.
Ponthieux knows he has some big shoes to fill. He’d be taking over the seat held by current Mayor Billy Skellie for the last 13 years.