General Election is Nov. 8 [includes copy of sample ballot]

Published 9:38 am Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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With some county seats decided during the primary election, one office in the county is still being contested – sheriff of Escambia County.

Voters will decide next during the general election next Tues., Nov. 8, 2022.

Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson, Republican, is running for re-election to the seat with one challenger for the position. Shaun Golden is also seeking the position and is running on the Democratic ticket.

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Other county seats were decided in the primary election with limited opposition for the seats.

Steven Dickey returns to his seat as District 1 Commissioner with no opposition. Karean Reynolds, Commissioner for District 5, was also unopposed for the position.

Larry White defeated incumbent Scottie Stewart for the seat of County Commissioner for District 3 in the primary election. Both ran on the Republican ticket with no Democrat declaring candidacy.

Cindy Jackson retained her seat on the Escambia County Board of Education for District 4, defeating challengers John Brantley and Rachel Fore Wagner. No Democrats qualified for the race.

Sherry Digmon, retained her seat for Escambia County Board of Education District 6 defeating challenger Michael Bowens. No Democrats qualified for the election.

Other races of local interest include:

• Circuit Court Judge, 21st Judicial Circuit Place 2: Jefferey Todd Stearns – Republican, is unopposed;

• District Attorney, 21st Judicial Circuit – Republican Steve Billy is unopposed;

• U.S. Representative 1st Congressional District – Jerry Carl – incumbent Republican is being challenged by Alexander M. Remrey – Libertarian;

• State Representative district 66: Incumbent Republican Alan Baker is unopposed for the position;

• State Representative District 92: Steve Hubbard – Democrat is challenging Republican incumbent Matthew Hammett;

In statewide races, the seats up for election are:

• Governor: Incumbent Kay Ivey – Republican, faces challengers Yolanda Rochelle Flowers – Democrat and James “Jimmy” Blake – Libertarian;

• Lieutenant Governor: Incumbent Will Ainsworth – Republican, faces challenger Ruth Page-Nelson – Libertarian;

• For U.S. Senator: Richard Shelby announced that he would not seek re-election last year opening the seat to a field of candidates. Vying for the position are Will Boyd – Democrat; Katie Britt – Republican; and John Sophocleus – Libertarian;

• For Attorney General: Wendell Major – Democrat is challenging incumbent Steve Marshall – Republican;

• For State Senator District 22: Greg Albritton, Republican, is unopposed for the seat;

• For Associate Justice of Supreme Court Place 3 5: Anita L. Kelly – Democrat; and Greg Cook – Republican, are vying for the seat;

• For Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Place 6: Kelli Wise – Republican, is unopposed;

• For Secretary of State: Pamela J. LaFfitte – Democrat; Wes Allen – Republican; and Jason “Matt” Shelby – Libertarian are vying for the position;

• State Treasurer: Young Boozer – Republican incumbent; is challenged by Scott Hammond – Libertarian;

• State Auditor: Andrew Sorrell – Republican; Leigh Lachine – Libertarian;

• Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries: Incumbent Republican Rick Pate is being challenged by Jason Clark – Libertarian;

• Public Service Commission Place 1: Jeremy Oden – Republican; Ron Bishop – Libertarian;

• Public Service Commission Place 2: Chip Beeker – Republican; Laura Lane – Libertarian.

Polls will be open in Escambia County on Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To view the sample ballot, click here.