Riley takes Escambia vote; Siegelman holds early lead
Published 3:28 am Wednesday, November 6, 2002
By By ROBERT BLANKENSHIP - Managing Editor
Republican candidate for governor Bob Riley took a big lead in Escambia County voting, but the race was too close too call as votes in several counties were being reviewed Wednesday morning.
County voters selected Riley by less than 1,000 votes - 4,776 to 3,972.
In the race for U.S. Senate, First Congressional District, incumbent Jeff Sessions (R) held his seat over Susan Parker.
In Escambia, Sessions carried the day with 63 percent of the vote with 5,556 to Parker's 3,135.
In the race for lieutenant governor, Democrat Lucy Baxley carried Escambia County with 4,470 votes. Her opponent, Bill Armistead held 4,175. The race for lt. governor was not that close statewide as Baxley earned the win.
For U.S. Representative, First Congressional District, Republican Jo Bonner and Judy McCain-Belk were neck and neck. Bonner carried Escambia easily, taking 60 percent of the vote.
In Escambia County, Bill Pryor was the favorite to fill the attorney general's office. He took 61 percent of the vote to Boyd Whigham's 37 percent.
In the race for Alabama State Senator, District 22, Pat Lindsey edged out Republican challenger Sheldon Day.
In Escambia, Lindsey got the nod by earning 50.6 percent of the vote to Day's 49.07 percent. The two were separated by less than 150 votes.
In the race for State Representative, District 64, Republican Greg Albritton took the Escambia County vote with 52 percent. He earned 519 votes to J.E. "Jimmy" Warren's 473.
In the race for State Representative, District 92, incumbent Democrat Seth Hammett held 60 percent of Escambia County's vote. Hammett took 445 votes to Republican challenger Roger Broxton's 300.
Incumbent Democrat F.P. "Skippy" White ran unopposed for the State Representative, District 92 seat.
Also winning in Escambia County were:
Harold See (R) over James H. Anderson for associate justice of the supreme court. See took 56 percent of the vote.
In the race for civil appeals judge, Place 1, William C. Thompson (R) took 61 percent to Democrat Vicky Underwood Tole's 38 percent.
In the race for criminal appeals judge, Place 1, Democrat H.W. "Bucky" McMillan took 58 percent to Eric Funderburk's (R) 38 percent.
In the race for criminal appeals judge, Place 2, Pam Baschab (R) took 56 percent to Florence Mangun Cauthen's 43 percent.
In the race for secretary of state, Dave Thomas (R) took 51 percent to Nancy Worley's (D) 43 percent.
For state treasurer, the county choose Kay Ivey (R) over Stephen Foster Black (D).
Beth Chapman (R) won the county for state auditor, Ron Sparks (D) for Commission of Agriculture and Industries, Jan Cook (D) took public service commission, Place 1 and George C. Wallace Jr. took public service commission, Place 2.