Eastridge, Riley win County District 5, 6

Published 12:32 pm Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Two seats on the Chambers County Commission were filled Tuesday night by republicans. David W. Eastridge kept his seat in District 5 while Debra Riley now represents District 6.

Eastridge won his seat with 66.76 percent of the vote. The District 5 incumbent is a native to the county. He graduated from Valley High School, Southern Union State Community College and attended Auburn University. Eastridge is also an eight year veteran of the United States Air Force and a retired 21-year teacher at the Chambers County Career Technical Center.

“I want to serve the people of Chambers County and the residents of District 5,” Eastridge said to The Valley Times-News. “I offer positive, forward thinking leadership and communication between the citizens, the cities and the county.” 

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These two candidates had faced off for the position before during the 2014 Race. The District 5 commission race was the closest in the county that year as Eastridge was elected to a second term over Yates.

The District 6 seat, left vacant by Debbie Wood who just won the Chambers County vote for State District 38, was Debra Riley. Riley is also a Chambers County native and has received degrees from Southern Union, Auburn and Troy. She ran on a platform of continuing to push for growth and development in Chambers County.

Her opponent Bobby “Bo” Colley is a 2015 graduate of Valley High School who ran previously for the District 1 seat on the Valley city council in 2016 and received 32 percent of the vote.