Stokes leaving the commission

Brewton county commissioner cites health reasons; Gov. Kay Ivey willfill unexpired term

Citing health reasons, Escambia County (Ala.) Commissioner David Stokes announced Monday that he will be stepping down from his commission seat effective Aug. 1.

Under Alabama law, Gov. Kay Ivey will appoint someone to fill Stokes' unexpired term that ends in November, 2022. The District 1 seat will be on the 2022 ballot for a full four-year term.

Stokes, 63, has served on the county commission for about 30 years. After being re-elected in 2018, Stokes announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2022.

Stokes sent a letter to Gov. Ivey, State Sen. Greg Albritton and State Rep. Alan Baker M...