Former Sheriff David Morgan Withdraws From Pensacola Mayor Race Due To ‘Family Medical Issues’

August 3, 2021

Former Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan is withdrawing from the race for Pensacola mayor in 2022 due to “family medical issues”.

After 12 years as sheriff, Morgan chose not to seek reelection. In April, he prefiled to seek the mayor’s seat now held by Grover Robinson, who will not seek reelection.

By July 31, Morgan reported that he had raised $38,895 for his mayoral campaign.

Here is the full text of an email from Morgan:

Mr. Stafford,

It is with regret that I must inform you, friends, and political supporters of my decision to withdraw from the 2022 Mayoral Race. Family medical issues, which I had prayed would resolve by years end will not.

Those with political experience know that campaigns are high energy and intensive affairs, where candidates and their families must be solely committed to the effort. It is not fair to a candidates supporters, and the process itself, to continue knowing you cannot remain fully engaged.

We of course will be refunding all campaign contributions. Any expenditures to date will be paid by me.

Susan and I thank all of you for your encouragement and support. You will all be forever in our hearts.

David Morgan


5 Responses to “Former Sheriff David Morgan Withdraws From Pensacola Mayor Race Due To ‘Family Medical Issues’”

  1. MR REALITY on August 4th, 2021 4:30 pm

    something is going on…Lumon is wanting to run for mayor and so is DC reeves. Both have zero experience. Heck, Lumon doesnt even have any repect for PPD, so……

  2. EMD on August 3rd, 2021 8:46 am

    So sorry to hear this. May God sustain and hold you and your family in His loving care. The few times I have spoken with you in person, I perceived you are a fair and compassionate man. I wish more like you were in government, for we seem to be being taken over by those who want total control over the lives of individuals. Stand strong where you are.

  3. Anne on August 3rd, 2021 6:23 am

    Mr. Morgan, we are very sorry to hear of the “Family medical issues” and know how hard that can be on everyone. Prayers for you and your loved ones.

    I hope that a truly Qualified person will enter this race in your place.
    Pensacola needs and must have someone at the helm who can steer and direct the City or it will likely go more into the depths.
    Often it is Not in the Best Interest to have re-runs take the higher position.
    God Bless this City, County and the United States of America, we NEED Your Guidance.

  4. JTV on August 3rd, 2021 5:18 am

    Pensacola is steadily working it’s way to the landfill. I don’t believe Sheriff Morgan would have made a difference.

  5. Me.... on August 3rd, 2021 12:22 am

    I was just thinking about you yesterday, Mr. Morgan. Sorry to hear this news. I hope all issues will be resolved soon! Wishing you the best!
    One of your supporters….

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