Barry, May, Robertson Elected To Escambia Commission

November 7, 2012

Two new faces and an incumbent were elected Tuesday to the Escambia County Commission.

In District 1, incumbent Wilson Robertson defeated challenger Bobby Spencer. Robertson garnered about 65 percent of the vote.

In District 3, Lumon May received 71 percent of the vote for the seat being vacated by Marie Young, who did not seek re-election.

In District 5, Republican Steven Barry received 70 percent of the vote to defeat NPA candidate Packy Mitchell for the seat currently held by Kevin White, who dropped out of the race before the primary election.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to serve, the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the county and the commission district,” Barry said Tuesday night.

He said he wants Escambia County business conducted  in such a way that is always above board, and he wants Escambia County to be perceived as a great place to do business.

“I want to see a difference,” he said. “I want things to be better.”


5 Responses to “Barry, May, Robertson Elected To Escambia Commission”

  1. Buddy on November 9th, 2012 7:56 pm

    We got rid of White, so we will see what Mr. Barry will do, the others are already wanting to raise gas taxes 4 cents for ecat, I can’t afford gas now I sure can’t afford to pay for someone elses way to travel.
    I will have to buy all my gas in Alabama might as well buy food also..
    If the commissioners would try to get some business in here and not bleed us dry

  2. trust on November 7th, 2012 10:12 pm

    These three need to send Kevin packing and no more government jobs for him. And they need to rescend Touarts hiring at the first meeting.

  3. 429SCJ on November 7th, 2012 7:29 pm

    Wilson Robertson 65% !, well give us Barabbus.

  4. Mark on November 7th, 2012 2:44 pm

    Congratulations to Steven and Luman. Please start your office by breaking the 3-2 GOB voting block that has hamstrung the BOCC from moving forward.

  5. Jacqueline on November 7th, 2012 1:21 am

    Congratulations, Mr. Barry!

    “He said he wants Escambia County business conducted in such a way that is always above board, and he wants Escambia County to be perceived as a great place to do business.”

    I hope that you mean that and you are willing to support a movement of citizens that don’t want Touart hired in December.

    I hope that Mr. May is also one who wants a new direction for the county and will also help undo last week’s BCC decision. Congratulations also.

    We are hopeful!

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