Quarker wins re-election

Published 10:21 am Wednesday, November 5, 2014

David Quarker won re-election to his seat on the Escambia County Commission, District 5, winning over challenger Katrina Wallace.

Quarker, the Democratic Party candidate, finished with 882 votes. Wallace, the Republican, finished with 381 votes. There was one write-in vote.

“I definitely appreciate the voters. I really want to thank the people who supported me and had enough confidence in me to give me another four years,” Quarker said.

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Wallace, the wife of school board member Dr. Coleman Wallace, said she appreciated the support of her voters.

“Let me say thanks to all of my supporters,” Wallace said. “I did come up short on this election, but there always has to be a winner and a loser. Unfortunately I was on the short end this time.

“I really do want to thank everybody – the GOP members who supported me, my family, my friends, and everyone who prayed for me. I have no regrets, and I’d do it all over again if I had to.”

In some of the statewide races, Republican Gov. Robert Bentley was declared the winner over Democratic challenger Parker Griffith. Among county voters, Bentley got 6,012 votes while Griffith got 3,028.

In the race for attorney general, Republican incumbent Luther Strange held a 10-point lead over Democratic challenger Joe Hubbard with 58 percent of the votes counted, as of 10 p.m. Tuesday. Among county voters, Strange had 5,149 votes and Hubbard had 3,758.

Republican lieutenant governor Kay Ivey was elected to another term, defeating Democrat James C. Fields Jr.

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne also defeated his Democratic challenger, Burton R. LeFlore.