Yes, you read that right. The incumbent had been in office 55 years.
In a hotly-contested primary campaign, City of Pensacola Finance Manager took out longtime Clerk of Court incumbent Ernie Lee Magaha by a 2-1 margin.
Childers, who ran an effective grassroots campaign as well as a hard-hitting comparative television and mail campaign, had a strong message of change and offered the voters a chance to retire a long-serving Clerk of Court and replace him with a new face and new energy.
Pam and her team did all the right things, and seemed to have quite a bit of fun in the process. Of course, running against an opponent who was first elected before the challenger was even born always makes for an exciting race!