The Escambia County Judge of Probate’s office has released the names of all candidates who have qualified for the upcoming primaries for county-wide and district elections. Qualifying closed Friday, February 7, in these elections and candidate slates are set.
For Escambia County Sheriff, incumbent Grover Smith has qualified on the Democratic ticket and Heath Jackson on the Republican.
In the race for School Board District Five (Atmore), incumbent Willie Grissett and Wilma Quarker Smith have both qualified to run.
School Board District One (Brewton), Kevin Hoomes, Randall Little and Deborah Quarles will face off in the Republican primary with no Democratic candidate. Incumbent Michael Goolsby is not running for reelection.
In the County Commission District Five (Atmore) race, Democrat incumbent David Quarker will face off against Republican Katrina Wallace.
In the County Commission District Three race, incumbent Larry White is running unopposed
County Commission District One (Brewton), Democrat incumbent David Stokes will face a challenge from former Brewton Mayor Theodore “Ted” Jennings for the Democratic nomination.
For Tax Assessor, Democrats Bub Gideons and Thad Moore, Jr, will face off to see who will challenge Republican Sarah McMillan. Current tax assessor Jim Hildreth is retiring.
For the office of Tax Collector, Democrat Todd White will run against Republican Tim Pettis. Current tax collector Joy Wiggins is retiring
Election dates are as follows:
June 3 – Primary election
July 15 – Primary runoff election
November 4 – General election
According to Chief Clerk Natalie Rodgers, there will be some changes in poll worker assignments for the next election.
“We are making adjustments where the poll workers will be working in the precincts where they are registered to vote,” Rodgers said. “We have 30 precincts and many workers have been in precincts where they shouldn’t have been.”