Escambia (Ala.) GOP Holds Candidate Forum

February 29, 2012

Supporters turned out in force Monday night for a candidate forum in Flomaton hosted by the Escambia County (Ala.) Republican Party.

Over 50 interested voters attended the forum, which featured Republican candidates running for various federal, state and local offices.

Candidates attending included: Judge Charlie Graddick, candidate for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court; Judge Tommy Bryan, candidate for Alabama Supreme Court, Place 1; Pete Riehm, candidate for U.S. Congress; Judge Emilie Mims, incumbent candidate for Escambia County Probate Judge; Becki Breckenridge, candidate for Escambia County Circuit Clerk; Patsy Jacks and Dr. Coleman Wallace, candidates for Escambia County School Board; and Brandon Smith, candidate for Escambia County Commission. In addition, representatives for the presidential campaigns of Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum spoke on behalf of their respective candidates.

“We are very excited to have so many of our Republican candidates with us here in Escambia County tonight. The size of this crowd is a great indicator of the excitement that GOP voters have for our 2012 slate of candidates. The prospects for the Republican Party, at all levels of government, are looking better and better every day,” Jeff Peacock, chairman of the Escambia County (Ala.) Republican Party.

The Escambia County GOP Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, March 13th.

Pictured top: Escambia Count (Ala.) Republicans gathered for a candidate forum Monday night in Flomaton. Pictured inset: Heath Jackson (foreground) takes notes as Judge Charlie Graddick, candidate for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, addresses the group. Submitted photos for, click to enlarge.


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