Atmore commission, school board seats decided

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Brandon Smith and David Nolin won their respective races by wide margins in Escambia County Primary Election Tuesday.

Smith claimed more than 87 percent of the vote to defeat James Hilton Hall Jr. 1,204-167 for the Escambia County Commission District No. 4 seat.

“I want to thank everybody, my family and my friends for their help,” Smith said. “I appreciate the people of District 4 for having the confidence in me to continue to represent my district.”

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Hall said he also appreciated those who voted for and supported him during his race.

Nolin defeated the incumbent Sherry Digmon 767-481 (61.46 percent) to take the Escambia County Board of Education District 6 seat.

“I appreciate the people that supported me,” Nolin said. “I promise to do my best and what is fair when it comes to making decisions for the county.”

Nolin represents A.C. Moore Elementary and Escambia County High School.

Digmon, who will still hold her seat on the BOE until November, said she’ll continue to work for the children and schools in the county until her term ends.