Our Candidates



Joe Biden/Kamala Harris

U.S. House of Representatives, District 1

Phil Ehr


Phil Ehr/Facebook

Phil Ehr is a retired U.S. Navy commander and Democratic candidate challenging Matt Gaetz for Florida’s 1st Congressional District. Phil is a husband, father, community volunteer, and veteran who rose from Seaman to Commander in a 26-year active duty career. Phil flew reconnaissance missions in the Cold War, Desert Storm, the Balkans, and other post-9/11 operations. He provided strategic advice to senior leaders in Washington, London, and NATO. Phil is fighting to restore honor and integrity to Northwest Florida’s representation. With your help, we will build an economy that’s fair for working people, entrepreneurs, children, and senior citizens. We will prevent, prepare for, and respond to the next national crisis. We will correct failing policies on health care, education, the environment, and public safety. We will advance freedom, equality, liberty, and justice for all. We will fight corruption and incompetence to restore trust in American leadership. Join the “Ehr Force” today!

Florida State Senate, District 1

Karen Butler


Karen is originally from Washington, D.C. and is a 20 Year USAF Veteran who retired here in the Florida Panhandle from Eglin AFB, and has served her Country with distinction, receiving Joint Service Commendation, Meritorious Service and Air Force Commendation Medals to name a few.  She has been fiscally responsible for millions of dollars in budgets and assets during her career, and has accepted deployments around the world to include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Iraq and is a Gulf War Veteran.

Karen has been in Residential Real Estate in our area for 21 years. She specializes in military and corporate relocations, has served as the Chairwoman of the Realtors Political Action Committee, President of the Emerald Coast Women's Council of Realtors, and the State District Vice President, as well as the Chairwoman of Fair Housing Committee for the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors.


Karen worked with the FWB Chamber of Commerce to establish the first Cultural Awareness Committee. She supports numerous local GREEK letter Fraternal and Sorority organizations, the NAACP, and the Democratic Black Caucus, and is a member of the Arts and Design Society of FWB and the Alliance of Ebony Artists. She has worked to organize the Art Gallery exhibit at the Hispanic Festivals and International Festival for several years. Karen was a delegate from Okaloosa county to the state Democratic Party convention, has worked diligently to expand voter registration and has been a poll worker in past elections. Karen has been instrumental with the Get out the Vote Program, preventing Voter suppression and intimidation, and would be honored to represent District 1 in the Florida State Senate.



       Expanding Medicaid to ensure access to healthcare exists for all Veterans

       Expanding affordable housing options for Homeless Veterans to include Women.


      Protecting our beaches waterways and estuaries from toxic runoff

The environment is key to attracting people to our area, improving the economy and maintaining property values.  The dangers of fracking and oil spills would be catastrophic.


      Committed to Providing Affordable and Fair Housing

      Working for job and wage growth in our area

Infrastructure is key, particularly improving and expanding education support for Teachers and students. And eliminating the siphoning of public funds to private schools.


Website: KButler4FlSenate.com

email: [email protected]

Twitter  @KButler4FLSen

Instagram:  KButler4FlSenate

Facebook:  Butler for Florida State Senate

Act Blue Donation link:   butler-for-florida-state-senate-1-1

Make History as a Donor for Karen Butler for Florida Senate!



 “You have a voice, make Karen Butler your choice”


State Representative, District 1

Franscine Mathis


Ms. Mathis' past and current community work and advocacy within District 1 demonstrates a willingness to identify, understand, and fulfill the needs of her community. Years prior to Franscine Mathis' decision to run for office, she repeatedly displayed selflessness to serve when reaching out and helping District 1 members -- and as a proud Army Mom, with two sons, serving our country, Franscine Mathis also understands our veteran’s needs. With a daughter in college, Franscine values the need for higher education. Finally, as a working-class District 1 citizen, Franscine Mathis wants to fight the problems that affect our most vulnerable: poor water quality and the criminal justice system.


State Representative, District 2

Dianne Krumel



Dianne Krumel/Facebook


Dianne Krumel is a lifelong resident of Pensacola. After graduating from the University of West Florida, she went on to build her own successful business career that spanned 34 years. 

Dianne has been a strong advocate for social and environmental issues in our community for many years. She has attended countless local county commissioner meetings, city hall meetings, public forums and town halls meetings to listen, learn and speak about the issues that are most important to the people. She recently led and won a 2-year grassroots community effort, known as “Save Pensacola Beach”, that stopped the privatization and over development of our publicly owned land on Santa Rosa Island, better known as Pensacola Beach. 

Dianne Krumel is a proven leader who has earned the trust of our community. She knows that once elected, her actions in Tallahassee must reflect the will of the people she will serve. Dianne’s primary focus will be on working for policies that support a healthy, safe and educated people. 

Dianne is asking you to get involved with her campaign today!

Escambia County Sheriff

David Alexander III 
Contact: [email protected]

32 years in law enforcement and executive-level law enforcement management as the Chief of Police at the Pensacola Police Department has made David Alexander ready to serve. ​He made history in 2017 when appointed the first African American Chief of Police at the Pensacola Police Department. Chief David Alexander III has a proven track record and reputation for his integrity and professionalism. He has exceptional people management skills and creative problem-solving abilities. As Chief, David Alexander III has been recognized for his Servant-Leadership and showing a significant reduction in crime rate, instituted innovative programs under his "Intentional Policing Strategies." Chief Alexander received a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice in 1993 at Troy University and received his Master's Degree in Human Resource Management in 2000 at the Troy University.

Property Appraiser

Chris Jones (who is running unopposed in November, Congratulations!)

Chris Jones, Escambia County Property Appraiser  is a native of Escambia County Florida. He graduated from Tate High School, Pensacola Junior College, and Florida State University. His involvement has included several community organizations: First Baptist Church of Pensacola, United Way, United Cerebral Palsy, Independence for the Blind, March of Dimes, Youth Sports, Northeast Sertoma, Pensacola Five Flags Rotary Club, Catholic Charities - Bridges To Circles, Pensacola Recreational Fisherman's Association - Kids Fishing Clinic, The Arc.

County Commissioner, District 3

Lumon May 

For almost his entire life, Commissioner Lumon May has lived right here in District 3. The westside neighborhoods that we call home are the same places where May and his family live, work, and play. While some candidates like to talk about what they will do, Lumon May has actually done it. From helping to create jobs, to improving neighborhoods, to helping keep young people off the streets and out of trouble, Lumon May is looking out for us.


 Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) District 3

Larry Williams

Larry earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University while on active duty in the U.S Navy. Larry earned his Masters degree in Health Administration, in 2009, from Webster University. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Public Health from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). As a visionary leader, Larry started a 501(c)3 corporation: Wedgewood Area Revitalization Matters for Urban Progress (Wedgewood ARM UP), Incorporated. This nonprofit is set up to improve the property value and physical environment of the community, and thus the overall quality of life. Larry currently resides in the community which he advocates for daily, so he is keenly aware of the needs and concerns of the many communities of District 3.


Pensacola City Council, District 1

Jennifer Brahier

Jennifer Brahier

I am a professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Pensacola State College and have taught there since 1997. I was concurrently an Adjunct Professor at the University of West Florida for the years of 1998 through 2002. I am honored to be a 1997-98 recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at UWF and a 2013 inductee into The Academy of Teaching Excellence at PSC.

During my tenure I have been an outspoken advocate for both students and faculty. To support each, I have:

  • worked with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)/Gates initiative to better align High School to College Mathematics courses.
  • participated in Achieving the Dream in addressing educational inequalities and leveling the playing field for all students.
  • conducted independent research to better align courses at PSC with universities in Florida and southeastern states.
  • used the research to support and implement reducing the cost and amount of supplemental materials purchased by students.
  • testified before the Florida Legislature in support of teachers and student's educational equity.
  • worked for the Pensacola State Faculty Association-PSCFA (previously PJCFA) on the Executive Board, Bargaining Team, as Vice President, and as the Chief Negotiator.
  • completed the National Education Associations (NEA) Emerging Leader Acadamy (ELA).
  • worked with the NEA in Washington D.C., Long Beach, California, and St. Louis, Missouri on an initiative to lower student debt.
  • addressed student and faculty concerns as a Senator in the United Faculty of Florida (UFF).
  • more than 20 years volunteering in K-12 math programs and tutoring at risk students.

Pensacola City Council, District 5

Ron Helms

Ron Helms is a community leader, business owner, military veteran, and ordained clergy.  He also has extensive involvement in community engagement.  His passion for public service remains his driving success.  As a resident of Pensacola, Helms has given much of his time and energy to the business, political, and nonprofit landscapes.  He has decades of leadership in religious, community and nonprofit organizations.  He further holds membership in several engaging organizations including, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the non-partisan Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida.  Helms is additionally a member of the Escambia-Pensacola Human Relations Commission and multiple other organizations. Ron is proud to call Pensacola home.

Pensacola City Council, District 5

Teniade Broughton

Teniade Broughton


I am running for City Council because I love this city and I love my neighbors. District 5 is the heart of Pensacola and home to so many of the people who make our city so special. I’m running to make our neighborhoods stronger, to support and grow our small businesses, and to improve the quality of life for every single person in the district.

Pronounced Ten • ee • ah • DAY

  • Longtime resident of District 5’s Woodland Heights neighborhood
  • Proud BT Washington Wildcat, UWF Argo, and FAMU Rattler
  • Seventh-generation member of Allen Chapel AME Church
  • Researcher and staff member at Pensacola’s Chappie James Museum
  • Proud United States Air Force Mom
  • President, John Sunday Society
  • Chairperson, Escambia County Equal Justice Initiative
  • Member, Gallery Night Pensacola Board
  • Member, Pensacola Bicentennial Celebration Committee
  • Member, Junior League of Pensacola
  • Member, JUST Pensacola

Pensacola City Council, District 7

Delarian Wiggins

Delarian's commitment to family is one of the driving forces behind his decision to seek public office. Delarian believes that the community should provide opportunities and outlets that are suitable for all segments of the population — without regard to age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or socio-economic standing. After honorably leaving the National Guard, Wiggins earned his law enforcement certification from George Stone Technical Center and joined the sheriff's office in 2005.Delarian is honored to work alongside those who share his passion and appreciation for service to the community. He serves as a member of the WSRE Foundation Board, 100 Black Men of Pensacola (former president), Excelsior Lodge No. 43 Masonic Organization and Healthy Opportunities & Options Promoting Success (H.O.O.P.S.) Mentoring Group and is often called upon to speak at local churches and civic events about community improvement strategies and the vital role of citizen involvement.

Pensacola School Board, District 4

Patricia Hightower (who is running unopposed in November, Congratulations!)

Patty Hightower has extensive experience as a classroom teacher, volunteer, and organization leader. She earned her B.S. and M.A. degrees in Education from the University of Alabama. She is the current elected Chair of the Escambia County School Board and is active in planning the search process for a soon-to-be-appointed Superintendent of Schools. Patty served as the president of the Florida PTA as well as the Florida School Boards Association. She has served the community in positions including Take Stock in Children Program Coordinator, Foundation for Excellence Chair (now Escambia County Public Schools Foundation), and the Escambia County 1/2 Cent Watchdog Committee. Her awards and recognition include the Florida Education Association President's Award for the Support of Public Education, Lifetime Florida PTA Membership, Escambia County Council of PTAs Peggy Pilcher Community Involvement Award, Florida PTA Walk of Fame Honoree, and Pensacola High Outstanding Volunteer Award. She was twice nominated for Sacred Heart's Spirit of Women Award. Patty will work with the District's employees, businesses, community groups, and military to improve our schools and ensure all students can reach their highest potential.

Water & Soil Conservation Group 1

Betty Wilson

Betty Wilson

bawava[email protected]

Mayor, City of Century

Henry Hawkins

[email protected]

Century Town Council Seat 1

Ann Brooks

[email protected]


Century Town Council Seat 3

Shelisa McCall

Shelisa McCall

[email protected]

Century Town Council Seat 3

Leonard White

[email protected]

Showing 2 reactions

  • Liz Merriweather
    published this page 2020-08-20 17:33:51 -0500
  • Liz Merriweather
    published this page 2020-07-01 18:43:45 -0500
2020 Important Dates Polling Places