“Like you, I have been affected personally by government bureaucracy and know things must change. As your mayor, we will help turn our city around and begin the process of rebuilding this city as it was years ago. Pascagoula will be more business friendly and dedicated to supporting new generations of residents. I personally ask for your vote.“  -Dane Maxwell

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Dane Maxwell announces campaign for Pascagoula Mayor

Pascagoula – Pascagoula native, Dane Maxwell, 52, announces his campaign for Pascagoula Mayor in the Republican Primary. Maxwell graduated from Pascagoula High School in 1981, worked at Ingalls Shipbuilding as an Outside Machinist Apprentice and attended Jackson County Junior College. Maxwell served in the US Marine corps, served 20 years in law enforcement and created several successful businesses.

Maxwell said, “after talking with my family and friends, I have decided to run for Mayor of my hometown. I have been successful in business by creating several companies and I co-founded a successful business in Pascagoula with my brother which still operates here today.”

Maxwell’s experience in managing government agencies and creating jobs in the private sector uniquely qualifies him for the position of Mayor. “I have been affected personally by government bureaucracy, understand tax burdens on businesses and I’ve signed paychecks for employees. Driving around town and seeing vacant buildings, empty lots and hundreds of houses for sale, I feel strongly my experience will help turn Pascagoula around and begin the process of rebuilding our city as it was years ago. Today we begin the new journey together where we become business friendly, where great customer service and respect from our public employees will be demanded and where our city officials will focus on ways to encourage new businesses by removing the unnecessary obstacles for new businesses. Not only do we as leaders have to make the city appealing, we have to make sure we support new families who want to raise their children here and older families who want to come here to retire.”

Maxwell is the son of former Mayor, Robbie Maxwell. Maxwell is married to Biloxi native Donna Brockmeyer Maxwell and they have 3 girls. For more information on the campaign, please visit www.danemaxwellformayor.com. The Republican Primary is on May 2nd.

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Folks;

This week while I was in Washington, DC (once again, at my own expense) working with the EPA and our federal delegation to improve Pascagoula, I secured a commitment for $107 million dollars to clean up the MS Phosphates site. This is a huge win for Pascagoula and Jackson County, making this a more desirable place to live.

While I was doing that, you spent time making false allegations about me, my home, and my personal activities. Normally such nonsense shouldn’t warrant a response. But, since my wife and family have to endure these misstatements, and because I made a promise that my administration would be committed to transparency, I’m going to correct the misinformation you posted:

First, the drainage project in Chipley is due to the sinkhole. It is drainage, not sewage. It’s one of several projects going on in our community, all of which are very needed. Regardless of whether the projects are water/gas/sewer/drainage repairs or improvements, we should all be grateful that our resources are being wisely directed to address these problems. I will gladly allow any pipes for these projects to be stored on my property temporarily. Join me and let’s celebrate improving our city, rather than criticize it.

Next, your discussion about my personal acquisition of residential property. This is shameful. Once again, I’m shocked by your lack of civic pride. Anyone who is seeking to build or buy a residence in this city should be celebrated, not criticized. While most of us are committed to making this a more desirable place to live, raise a family, work, own a business – you’re focused on my personal housing situation.

Lastly, while you are busy criticizing my ownership of a beautiful antique cherry red Mustang, many people in this community are working hard to have Pascagoula as one of the featured cities in Cruisin’ The Coast, a nationally acclaimed vintage car event. Your fellow citizens are meeting and planning an event that will celebrate these collectables and bring thousands of people and tourism dollars to Pascagoula for a good time and to showcase our city, it’s people, beach and restaurants.
I’d welcome the opportunity to talk to you any time you have a concern or question. Your city government stands ready to assist and answer questions.

Sincerely,
Dane Maxwell, Mayor
Pascagoula, MS
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RELEASE: Gov. Bryant signs bill advocated by Pascagoula officials to encourage residential investment PASCAGOULA - Governor Phil Bryant signed HB 1217 into law today, allowing communities with similar populations as Pascagoula to take advantage of Residential Renewal and Restoration Districts to promote home construction and rehabilitation. Attending the bill signing on behalf of the City of Pascagoula were Mayor Dane Maxwell, Councilman Stephen Burrow and Assistant City Manager Frank Corder (pictured below with Gov. Bryant). “This change in state law to reduce the population requirement and expand access to residential incentives provides the City of Pascagoula with an unique opportunity to advance our goal of promoting home ownership and property renovations, both issues this Council has consistently supported,” Councilman Burrow said. The City Council sought the changes in December 2017, sending an unanimously adopted resolution to state leaders prior to the start of the 2018 legislative session. HB 1217 passed out of Conference in March without any opposition in either the Mississippi House of Representatives or the Mississippi Senate. “I want to thank Councilman Burrow and Assistant City Manager Corder for actively advocating for this bill during the 2018 legislative session,” Mayor Maxwell said. “I also appreciate Rep. Charles Busby for sponsoring the bill, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Speaker Philip Gunn for allowing the bill to be brought forward in their chambers, and for the overwhelming support of the Legislature in making this change that will help us provide one more tool in our development toolbox as we seek to revitalize Pascagoula.” The City of Pascagoula’s Planning Department is reviewing options for implementation of the Residential Renewal and Renovation Districts, and will be making recommendations to the City Council in the months ahead. “City staff is excited to be able to utilize this new residential incentive opportunity to promote living in Pascagoula,” Asst. City Manager Corder said, adding, “We look forward to working with the City Council to find the right balance as we implement this emerging program and make the best use of it in the days ahead.”

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