BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Biloxi City Council has voted against Mayor A.J. Holloway's choice of Anthony Shook as fire chief.
Councilman David Fayard, a retired firefighter, said after Tuesday's 5-2 vote that he didn't feel Shook was qualified to do the job.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/17FvmPL ) it was the first meeting for five new council members, and a vote to table the appointment to give them more time to research Shook's qualifications failed.
Councilman Paul Tisdale said it was important to take action quickly because as long as there is a vacancy, different camps will form for and against a candidate.
Holloway said he has another candidate in mind and probably will submit a name at the next meeting in two weeks. Until then, Mark Dronet will continue as acting fire chief.
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