Escambia Co. School Board races – major upsets
September 6, 2006
Two-term Cary Stidham went down as this blog predicted – losing by nearly 1,000 votes to retired teacher Gerald Boone. Boone 4,743 Stidham 3,772
Then Jeff Bergosh – brother of Gary who had held the seat before winning his circuit court judge race – beat two challengers (Todd Leonard and Doug Waters) to avoid a run-off.
Claudia Brown-Curry will face Bush-appointee Charles Glover in an run-off in November. Curry had 3,726 votes, Glover 2,213. It’s not a good sign for the incumbent to be trailing by 1500 votes going into a primary.
The Independent News had endorsed all top vote-getters in these races.