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Former Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan is officially running for Mayor of Pensacola

The Escambia County Supervisor of Elections has reported that Thelbert “David” Morgan has officially completed all of the requisite papers and pre-filed to run for Mayor of Pensacola.  This is a nonpartisan office for the 2022 election.

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Current Pensacola Mayor Grover Robison previously reported that he will not seek reelection and plans to only serve one term due to frustrations regarding the nature of the divisiveness in politics. “I certainly think within the last 12 months, things have become uglier, more difficult and more divisive in what we’re doing,” Robinson said previously during a press conference.

The former Sheriff is certainly no stranger to local politics and is familiar running in heated, contentious races: in 2008, he became Sheriff after defeating controversial incumbent Sheriff Ron McNesby in the 2008 Republican Primary. A retired Air Force Police Officer and private investigator, David Morgan served three terms as Escambia County Sheriff, with a tenure that lasted 12 years.

Many candidates are rumored to be considering a run for mayor, including entrepreneur D.C. Reeves and Escambia County District 3 Commissioner Lumon May. So far, the first candidate to pre-file is David Morgan.