Mayor of Ocean Springs
Shea Dobson was elected Mayor of Ocean Springs on June 6, 2017, and is serving a four-year term that began on July 3rd.
Mayor Dobson was born at the Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana. After Shea’s father was transferred to Keesler Air Force Base, his family relocated to Ocean Springs in 1986, the same year he was born. The Mayor graduated from Ocean Springs High School in 2004. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to becoming Mayor, Dobson was a financial planner for Financial Design Associates. He has previous volunteer and political experience working with groups like the National Association for Gun Rights and Americans for Prosperity. Mayor Dobson is also responsible for founding the University of Southern Mississippi – Gulf Park chapter of Young Americans for Liberty.