Escambia County & 2008 Election

The results are in. Although Escambia County remained red, the state went blue this time. City Council got some fresh faces to work with the new mayor-elect Mike Wiggins. The sheriff’s department got a new face as well in David Morgan. So the team is set. Let’s support them. Now let’s move forward.

On the national side, looking at the percentage of popular vote over the last twenty years, Barack Obama didn’t do too bad. At least he got over the 50% mark. As in the mid-term elections in 2006, any talk of a ‘mandate’ is wishful thinking. And by mandate, I mean that in a political sense, not a night out in San Francisco. We shall see how good a job he can do, among other things, as a uniter. He wasn’t my choice. But he will be our President. Now let’s move forward.

All the results are not yet in, but this is how it stands right now.

  • Obama is at 51%.
  • George H.W. Bush, 53.4% in 1988
  • Ronald Reagan, 50.7% in 1980, and 58.8% in 1984.
  • Bill Clinton, 43% in 1992
  • Bill Clinton, 49.2 % in 1996
  • George W. Bush, 47.9% in 2000
  • George W. Bush, 50.7% in 2004

The only scary thing I noticed in the presidential rundown is that there are 58 people living here that voted for Cynthia McKinney.

ESCAMBIA COUNTY

90 of 90 precincts reporting

President and Vice President
John McCain 89,257 (59.0%)
Barack Obama 60,231 (39.8%)
Gloria La Riva 30 (0.0%)
Chuck Baldwin 500 (0.3%)
Gene Amondson 3 (0.0%)
Bob Barr 308 (0.2%)
Thomas Robert Stevens 3 (0.0%)
James Harris 9 (0.0%)
Cynthia McKinney 58 (0.0%)
Alan Keyes 101 (0.1%)
Ralph Nader 408 (0.3%)
Brian Moore 3 (0.0%)
Charles Jay 9 (0.0%)
Write-In 416 (0.3%)

Representative in Congress
Jeff Miller 92,132 (63.7%)
James Jim Bryan 52,413 (36.3%)

Public Defender
James Owens 79,902 (57.8%)
Tony Henderson 58,223 (42.2%)

State Representative District 1
Greg Evers 14,690 (97.3%)
Write-In 402 (2.7%)

State Representative District 2
Dave Murzin 45,458 (72.8%)
Zane Bentley 17,009 (27.2%)

State Representative District 3
Clay Ford 29,908 (50.5%)
Lumon May 29,302 (49.5%)

Sheriff
David Morgan 76,196 (52.6%)
Larry Scapecchi 68,570 (47.4%)

District Superintendent of Schools
Malcolm Thomas 84,802 (59.8%)
Claudia Brown-Curry 56,894 (40.2%)

County Commissioner District 1
Wilson Robertson 20,240 (66.7%)
Stephen M. Davidson 10,127 (33.3%)

County Commissioner District 3
Jacob Pawelski 4,482 (19.4%)
Marie K. Young 17,355 (75.3%)
John R. “Dooley” Johnson 1,223 (5.3%)

County Commissioner District 5
Kevin White 19,447 (63.6%)
Jim Barnett 11,110 (36.4%)

ECUA District 3
Joshua Joscelyn 5,498 (24.2%)
Elvin McCorvey 17,211 (75.8%)

Justice of the Supreme Court – Wells
YES 78,659 (63.6%)
NO 45,077 (36.4%)

District Court of Appeal – Benton
YES 78,142 (64.0%)
NO 43,940 (36.0%)

District Court of Appeal – Davis
YES 78,348 (64.4%)
NO 43,398 (35.6%)

District Court of Appeal – Lewis
YES 78,212 (64.6%)
NO 42,780 (35.4%)

District Court of Appeal – Polston
YES 76,074 (63.1%)
NO 44,412 (36.9%)

District Court of Appeal – Roberts
YES 79,416 (65.7%)
NO 41,520 (34.3%)

District Court of Appeal – Van Nortwick
YES 75,013 (62.4%)
NO 45,262 (37.6%)

School Board Member District 5
Tom Harrell 13,607 (47.4%)
Bill Slayton 15,121 (52.6%)

Escambia Soil and Water Conservation District Group 5
Marvino J. Allen 24,265 (21.6%)
Clifford S. “Cliff” Fiveash 46,547 (41.4%)
Dillon M. Powell 41,654 (37.0%)

Mayor
Christopher J. “CJ” Lewis 7,739 (29.0%)
Eric Schmitz 3,245 (12.2%)
Mike Wiggins 15,705 (58.8%)

City Council At Large District 8
Joe Buehler 5,366 (20.5%)
Diane Mack 12,157 (46.5%)
John W. “Jack” Nobles 8,610 (32.9%)

City Council At Large District 9
Megan Benson Pratt 17,492 (66.3%)
Wendell Rich 4,931 (18.7%)
J. D. Smith 3,977 (15.1%)

City Council District 1
Bob Walker 1,183 (27.4%)
P. C. Wu 3,131 (72.6%)

City Council District 2
Sam Hall 2,213 (67.9%)
Peter Saccomanno 1,044 (32.1%)

City Council District 3
Mike DeSorbo 2,169 (46.4%)
Maren Laycock DeWeese 2,505 (53.6%)

City Council District 4
W. Rhette Anderson 864 (18.4%)
Marty Donovan 1,733 (36.9%)
Larry B. Johnson 2,102 (44.7%)

City Council District 6
Jewel Cannada-Wynn 2,198 (67.8%)
Jeffrey A. Humbles 1,046 (32.2%)

City Council District 7
Robbie C. Andrews 669 (22.8%)
Jacqueline (Jacci) Shumaker 1,028 (35.0%)
Ronald P. Townsend 1,242 (42.3%)

related links:Escambia County general election results | National results

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