For the Cumberland Times-News
ROMNEY, W.Va. — Hampshire County residents will see a change in the prosecutor’s office with the defeat of Democrat Stephen Moreland.
Dan James, an assistant prosecutor from Morgan County, defeated Moreland, who was trying for a sixth four-year term, according to the Hampshire Review. James had 4,156 votes, about 53 percent, to Moreland’s 3,657 votes, or about 47 percent, according to complete but unofficial results posted by the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office.
In the race for county commission, incumbent Republican Robert “Bob” Q. Hott defeated Democrat Sharon Brinkman Saville with about 64 percent of the vote. Hott had 5,008 votes to Saville’s 2,823 votes, or 36 percent.
Republican John P. Alkire defeated Democrat Travis McBride for sheriff with 64 percent of the votes. Alkire received 5,052 votes compared to McBride’s 2,821 votes, or about 36 percent.
In the race for magistrate, Democrat Shirley A. Timbrook retained her seat with 42 percent (4,746) of the votes. Republican Ron DiCiolla received about 30 percent (3,346) of the votes and will fill the seat to be vacated by Eugene Billmeyer in May.
In the county assessor race, Democrat Norma J. Wagoner ran unopposed, receiving 6,095 votes.
In the House of Delegates 58th District, Republican Daryl E. Cowles ran unopposed, receiving 2,076 votes.