County Commission District 2 race is tight

Challenger Alan McMillan has a slight lead over incumbent Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill in the GOP primary for District 2, but the lead is within the 4.5%  margin of error, according to a recent poll conducted by the Political Matrix. As in other local races, a large percentage of the respondents didn’t know the candidates (32.3%) or were undecided (9.1%).

McMillan’s lead has come with a huge price tag. He has outspent Underhill nearly 3 to 1—McMillan $57,380 to Underhill $21,055. The primary is 69 days away.


Total %
Alan McMillan 124 30.5%
Doug Underhill 114 28.1%
I do not know these candidates 131 32.3%
Undecided 37 9.1%


The poll surveyed 406 likely District 2 voters using an Interactive Voice Response  system.  Persons were called during the hours of 2-8 p.m. on June 19. The phone numbers called were provided by the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections office. The Margin of Error for this study is +/- 4.5% with a confidence level of 95%.


5 thoughts on “County Commission District 2 race is tight

  1. “McMillan’s lead has come with a huge price tag.” McMillan’s lead has come with a huge amount of hard work. As I posted elsewhere, this is a fantastic showing against an incumbent. And well-earned through Alan’s tireless efforts to connect with D2 constituents, listen to their concerns, and discuss possible solutions. This is a sea change badly needed in District 2.

  2. I’m so thrilled to have a candidate that listens and is respectful of his fellow citizens. McMillan is calm, experienced and I believe will lead District 2 with dignity and decorum. It has been sorely missed.

  3. Underhill has a serious challenger that will capitalize on Underhill’s “thin skinned” rants that he displays when he is challenged on the issues, Also, he has never been able to get Perdido Key residents to see how his governance has helped them. Alan Mcmillann is a level-headed person that wont get bogged down in the “politics” of District 2 and seek to work with Perdido Key.

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