Moore wins tax assessor race

Published 8:42 am Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In Tuesday’s Democratic Party primary for Escambia County Tax Assessor, Brewton resident Thad Moore Jr. defeated Malcolm “Bub” Gideons of Atmore. Moore ended the night with 1,868 votes — or 82 percent of the vote.

Gideons finished with 409 votes, or 17.96 percent. There were 52 provisional ballots cast in the race.

Moore will face Republican Sara McMillan in November.

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“I’m excited to win the primary,” Moore said. “It took a lot of hard work by a lot of good friends. I especially want to thank all of my supporters. I couldn’t have done it without you.

“I appreciate my opponent running a clean race,” he said. “Bub’s done a lot of good things for the City of Atmore, and I am proud of him for that. I’m thankful for my wife and children for putting up with me during this election. We’re only half way there. We have another one in November.”

Gideons said, “We gave it our best shot. I love Escambia County, and I will continue to work to make it the best it can be.”

In the Democratic Party primary for Escambia County Board of Commissioners, District 1, incumbent David Stokes defeated challenger Ted Jennings.

Stokes finished with 817 votes, or 65.36 percent, while Jennings had 433 votes, or 34.64 percent.