State School Board candidate Jackie Zeigler announced her plans for Election Day on Tuesday, which will see a run-off election between Zeigler and District 1 incumbent Matt Brown.
Zeigler and Brown – both Republicans – faced off in a primary election back on March 1, with Zeigler edging Brown for the most votes with 36.79 of ballots cast to Brown’s 26.35 percent. But since neither garnered a majority, the election triggered a run-off.
The race is expected to feature a relatively low turn out, as the School Board seat is the only office up for election Tuesday, besides a local commission seat in Covington County.
The District 1 seat is a single-member district that takes in the counties of Baldwin, Butler, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Escambia and Mobile, plus the aforementioned Covington.
Zeigler circulated an itinerary to members of the news media Monday afternoon ahead of Tuesday’s election:
7-9 a.m. – Poll greeting at her own poll, Creekwood Church of Christ, Schillenger Road, Mobile.9 a.m. – Jackie will cast her vote at Creekwood, along with her husband Jim Zeigler, State Auditor9 a.m. to 7 pm – Floating from poll to poll in Mobile County greeting voters and poll greeters.7:30 p.m. – Election watch and victory party at the Zeigler home. 3071 Teal Court, Mobile.
Zeigler will be joined throughout the day by her husband, State Auditor Jim Zeigler. Media and members of the public are invited to the Zeiglers’ home.
Zeigler, a retired former National Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence-winning elementary school principal, is running on experience, saying 37 years as a teacher and administrator has prepared her better for the job than the 29-year-old Brown. Brown, meanwhile, says he has built a “strong record of listening to the people of south Alabama” since being appointed to the position by Gov. Robert Bentley in July 2015.