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White edges Stewart, for D3 seat

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Larry White, who served 24 years as the Escambia County Commission’s District 3 rep before losing the 2018 election to Scottie Stewart, reclaimed the seat with a narrow victory over his successor in the June 21 Republican Primary.
White, who posted a 642-607 win, has no Democratic opposition in November and will reclaim his place at the commission table in November. White won the May primary by 40 votes, not enough to prevent a runoff.
The commission contest was the only local race on either the GOP or the Democratic runoff ballots.
In the only Democratic runoff race, Yolanda Rochelle Flowers became the party’s candidate to face Republican Gov. Kay Ivey in November. Flowers defeated Malika Sanders-Fortier by a 32,416-26,363 margin.
In other GOP races:
*Katie Britt, a former aide to Sen, Richard Shelby, pulled more than 63 percent of the statewide vote to win the GOP’s U.S. Senate candidacy. She will face Democrat Will Boyd in November’s General Election.
*Wes Allen defeated Jim Zeigler in the Secretary of State competition and will face Democrat Pamela J. Laffitte in November.
*Andrew Sorrell was the choice over Stan Cooke in the state auditor’s race and faces no Democratic opponent in the General Election.
*Jeremy H. Oden outpolled Brent Woodall to take the Place 1 seat on the Alabama Public Service Commission, and Chip Beeker won the Place 2 PSC seat over Robert L. McCollum. Neither Oden nor Beeker faces Democratic opposition in November.