Senate race on tap
Published 4:04 pm Monday, June 1, 2009
By By Lisa Tindell
and MaryClaire Foster
The Brewton Standard
Only 7 percent of Escambia County voters went to the polls in April in a primary election that put Republican Greg Albritton in a position to challenge Democrat Mark Keahey for the District 22 district seat.
The showdown between the two candidates will come to an end as the polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Although the voter turnout was low in the primary, county officials are hoping for a heavier vote this time around.
The Albritton and Keahey race is the only item on the ballot.
Albritton said Thursday the biggest issues facing the seat were “order for our budgetary process” and jobs and economic development.
Keahey said Friday that both jobs and education are the biggest issues facing the district.
Keahey was elected in 2006 as a member of the House of Representatives serving District 65, which includes Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties.
Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Tuesday.