Wallace to lead school board

Wallace elected on unanimous vote with Benjamin is elected vice president 4-3

A week after the Escambia County (Ala.) School Board split 3-3 to elect a new president, the board voted unanimously Monday morning to elect District 7 Board Member Coleman Wallace as the next president.

That vote followed a 4-3 vote to elect District 2 Board Member Danny Benjamin as vice president.

At the Nov. 22 meeting to elect a board president, Wallace received three votes and District 3 Board Member Mike Edwards received three votes. District 1 Board Member Kevin Hoomes was absent. In that meeting Benjamin nominated Edwards and District 6 Board Member Sherry Digmon nominated Wallace. Dis...