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May 15, 2014

Initial results in for primary

KEYSER,W.Va. — Mineral County Commission candidate Republican Roger Leatherman will face off against Democrat David Webb in the general election for the lone commission seat, which will be left vacant by current president Janice LaRue.

Leatherman won out over Donald Ashby Jr. with a total of 674 votes to 437, according to complete but unofficial primary election results. The commission seat is for a six-year term.

The newly formed Mineral County Board of Education will consist of incumbent board president Kevin Watson, Dr. William B. Ludwick and incumbent Lara Courrier, who won out over Daniel Radko with a total of 1,245 votes to 862 votes, according to unofficial results.

Watson of District 3 and Ludwick of District 1 automatically had spots on the board because they were the only ones running in
their respective districts. Watson received 1,110 votes and Ludwick 1,264. All three districts must be represented on the board and only one person from each district can obtain an open seat, according to Lauren Ellifritz, county clerk. Seats on the board currently held by Courrier, Watson and Terry LaRue were open this year.

A total of 2,170 people voted in the primary election and everything went smoothly, according to Ellifritz.

On the state level, Sen. Donald Cookman, a Democrat from District 15, who ran unopposed, received 3,368 votes statewide, according to complete but unofficial results. Cookman will face off against Charles S. Trump IV, who also ran unopposed in the primary election. Trump received 5,737 votes statewide. Incumbent Del. Ruth Rowan, Republican, District 57 and incumbent Del. Gary Howell, Republican, District 56, both of whom ran unopposed, received 767 and 644 state votes, respectively.

Incumbent Del. Allen V. Evans, Republican, won out over Kevin P. Haggerty, Republican, for District 54 with 1,252 votes statewide to Haggerty’s 693. Daryl Cowles, a Republican candidate for District 58, won out over Ryan Keyser with a total of 1,528 statewide votes to 607 votes.

Steven L. Davis, Republican candidate for District 55, who ran unopposed, will face off in the general election against Democrat Isaac Sponaugle, who also ran unopposed. Davis received 636 votes statewide and Sponaugle received 1,527.

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