2020 Primary Election

Photos courtesy of Lumon May and LuTimothy May

The Democratic race for Escambia County Commission District 3 is a family affair. Incumbent Lumon May is being challenged by Rev. LuTimothy May, his younger brother.

It’s an awkward situation, but the candidates are forging ahead with their campaigns.

Photos courtesy of Lane Lynchard and Colten Wright

In Santa Rosa County, three seats on the Board of Commissioners are up for grabs. In Districts 1 and 3, the incumbents face multiple challengers.

Sandra Averhart / WUWF Public Media

Early Voting in the August 18 Primary Election in Santa Rosa County begins Monday, almost a week ahead of neighboring counties, which start Saturday.

With the earlier start, Santa Rosa voters will be the first to head to the polls and the county will be the first to roll out additional measures to ensure voter safety, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Photo courtesy of Michelle Salzman

The race for Florida House of Representatives District 1 features both Democratic and Republican primaries. On the GOP side, political newcomer Michelle Salzman is mounting a challenge against one-term incumbent Mike Hill. Today, WUWF checks in on the Salzman campaign. 

“It’s been going fantastic. It’s just been very humbling,” says Salzman, describing her first run for political office and the boost she’s gotten from talking to many local people who share her views and concerns.