Jackson Wins Escambia (AL) Sheriff, Stewart Beats White For Commission (With Other Local Results)

November 7, 2018

Republican Heath Jackson was elected the next sheriff in Escambia County, AL, Tuesday over challenger and chief deputy Mike Lambert.  Incumbent Grover Smith is retiring.

“We are thankful to the citizens of Escambia County for supporting us and putting their trust in us,” Jackson said late Tuesday night.  “We appreciate that the people saw that it was time for a new step in law enforcement in Escambia County. Jackson will make history as the first ever Republican sheriff in Escambia County (AL)  when takes office in January.

Incumbent Escambia County (AL) Commissioner Larry White (DEM) was defeated by Scottie Stewart.

Here are local results from Escambia County, AL:


Heath Jackson (REP) 53.01%
Mike Lambert (DEM) 46.96%


David M. Stokes (DEM) 98.10%
Write-In 1.90%


Scottie Stewart (REP) 55.64%
Larry W. White (DEM) 44.25%


Karean L. Reynolds (DEM) 98.06%
Write-In 1.94%


Danny Benjamin (DEM) 98.58%
Write-In 1.42%


Mike Edwards (REP) 99.51%
Write-In 0.49%


Coleman W. Wallace, Sr. (REP) 73.58%
Amanda “Mandie” Thompson (IND) 26.19%
Write-In 0.23%


Robert Douglas Agerton (DEM)


19 Responses to “Jackson Wins Escambia (AL) Sheriff, Stewart Beats White For Commission (With Other Local Results)”

  1. EUGENIO (GENE) BERNAL on January 3rd, 2019 3:38 pm

    Heath, congratulations from your brothers and sisters at the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators. We are very proud of you and all of your hard work. If you do 10% of what you have done for FAHN for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the county will go “whao” Congrats my Brother!

  2. Snuke on November 14th, 2018 9:35 am

    I’m glad that he won this. There needs to be a change in that jail. The things that’s going on with the inmates and a change for the county itself.

  3. Rob Johnson on November 8th, 2018 6:08 pm

    Congratulations Heath! Agree with JD’s post! Extremely professional LEO and upholds the tenants of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Your hard work paid off brother!

  4. caveman36441 on November 8th, 2018 7:23 am

    I was really shocked to see this happen
    But I think it will be a good thing.

  5. So proud on November 7th, 2018 4:22 pm

    So glad we have a new Sheriff. It is time for all Sheriff offices to do away with the good old boy system. It is better to bring in an outsider than to keep status quo.

  6. Jb on November 7th, 2018 3:03 pm

    The drug dealers use to call him jump out Jackson when he pulled up on them and they would run he would run the Down so happy you won congrats we that know know you will do an awesome job

  7. Ric Rouse on November 7th, 2018 1:34 pm

    Congratulations Heath. I don’t know if you remember me but Jeremy McVay and I are friends. I know you will do a good job man. You are absolutely right. Time for a change in your county. You are the man to stop the good ol boy stuff and get things done. I am praying for you and your family. SemperFi. Again congratulations on your victory for law enforcement.

  8. Mawmaw on November 7th, 2018 9:28 am

    Congrats! You will be a great Sheriff!

  9. Bubba Blogger on November 7th, 2018 9:28 am

    Couldn’t have happened to a better man! Congratulations Sheriff Jackson!! I am so glad you kept up the good fight! March on sir!!!

  10. K. in Cantonment on November 7th, 2018 9:09 am

    Congrats Heath you will make a great sheriff, I’ve enjoyed getting to know you thru the ECSO.

  11. Steven Desposito on November 7th, 2018 8:16 am

    Way to go Heath, I know your going to be a great leader.

  12. Jackie Johnson on November 7th, 2018 8:09 am

    Congratulations Heath Jackson!

  13. J D on November 7th, 2018 7:30 am

    Congrats to Sheriff Jackson. Always a stand up guy, treated everyone with respect and did the right thing. Now it pays off. You deserve it. Cheers

  14. One who knows on November 7th, 2018 6:48 am

    If you sell illegal narcotics in Escambia county Al time to find a new profession. Zero tolerance for drug dealers has arrived! Congratulations Heath.

  15. Escambia on November 7th, 2018 5:48 am

    Congratulations Heath!!

  16. Pop on November 7th, 2018 5:43 am

    Congrats to all the winners. I’m glad we’re starting with new ideas I’m Escambia County al

  17. Oversight on November 7th, 2018 5:36 am

    The election results in Escambia, AL surprised me. It looks like political party affiliation matters, and people voted for Republicans over well known Democrats.

  18. Ode on November 7th, 2018 2:34 am

    Congratulations Heath Jackson, you’re a good man and it’s well deserved.

  19. G on November 7th, 2018 1:50 am

    Congrats Heath Jackson you will be an awesome sheriff !

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