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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Rice will not seek election

Escambia circuit judge says he won't seek third term in 2018


January 11, 2018


Qualifying for the 2018 election cycle in Alabama began Monday and one name will not be on the ballot after Escambia County Circuit Judge Bert Rice announced he will not seek re-election.

Rice, 68, sent a letter to members of the Escambia County Bar Association dated Jan. 4 announcing his decision.

"After much prayer and consideration with and for my family, I have decided to not seek re-election as circuit judge," Rice wrote to bar members. "I will conclude my present term in January, 2019. I am forever grateful that the Lord has allowed me this great privilege of being judge."

"I am also...

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