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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Jackson, GOP, sweep through Escambia

Sheriff gets 77.06 percent of vote over his Democratic opponent; Republicans win big


November 10, 2022

Joe Thomas

Golden, right, congratulates Sheriff Jackson

Escambia County incumbent Republican Sheriff Heath Jackson rolled past Democratic challenger Shaun Golden Tuesday to win his re-election bid with a heavy Republican turnout that also swept across the state of Alabama.

Unofficial returns show Jackson with 7,458 votes, or 77.06 percent, to Golden's 2,206 votes at 22.79 percent.

A total of 9,733 Escambia County residents cast ballots Tuesday for a 36.32 percent turnout. Of the ballots cast there were 5,329 straight Republican Party votes cast to 2,167 straight Democratic Party votes. There were also 220 straight Libertarian Party votes cast.


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