Stokes, White elected to lead commission

Published 5:43 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

David Stokes, left, and Larry White to serve as chairman, vice-chairman for commission.

The Escambia County Commission will have the same chairman and vice chairman for the next term after a Thursday vote at the Escambia County courthouse, but the election was not unanimous.

David Stokes was re-elected chairman of the commission Thursday while Larry White was re-elected as vice chairman.

After Stokes and White were nominated by Chairman Raymond Wiggins, the nomination was put to a vote.

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All commissioners voted to pass the nomination of Stokes and White while Commissioner Brandon Smith voted no.

Despite Smith’s no vote, the vote passed with a 4-1 margin. After the vote, the meeting was adjourned.

The Escambia County Commission, which usually meets on Monday mornings at the courthouse, recessed its Monday meeting until 11 a.m. Thursday to elect its chairman and vice chairman for the next year.

The election of the chairman and vice chairman was on the agenda of Monday’s meeting but did not take place due to Commissioner David Quarker being absent.

With Quarker’s absence, Commissioner Smith made the motion to table the issue to allow for more discussion when Quarker would be present.

Commissioner Larry White suggested recessing Monday’s meeting until Thursday at 11 a.m. making the election the only item on the agenda.

Stokes currently serves as the full time chairman of the commissioner while White currently serves as the vice chairman.

The five commissioners are elected from their respective districts in Escambia County.

Following their election, the commission then meets as a five-member board to elect their own Chairman.


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My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

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