HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg Ward 4 Councilman Dave Ware submitted his qualifying papers Thursday morning to run for mayor.
Ware, a two-term independent, says he plans on going door-to-door in the coming weeks to meet voters one on one.
He'll face two other independents, Clyde Stewart and Shawn O'Hara, in the May 7 primary.
"Any campaign that's going to be successful needs to focus on the issues and that's what we're going to focus on," said Ware.
The general election is June 4. The qualifying deadline for that election is Friday.