HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - On this week’s episode of Tim’s Two Cents, we sit down with Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker.
Barker is serving his first term after defeating four-term incumbent Johnny DuPree in 2017. Prior to to seeking the mayoral seat, he served District 102 in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 2008 to 2017.
Barker is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, with a bachelor of arts in communications and a master’s of science in economic development.
He also holds a master’s degree in healthcare leadership from Brown University.
Barker spoke about his his three years in office, dealing with a pandemic from a public health and economic standpoint and the upcoming city budget.