On Nov 8, Pendleton County voters traveled to their precincts to cast their ballots for local, state, and federal candidates, as well as a local school levy.
In the Pendleton County Commission race, Western District, independent candidate Jimmie Bennett took on Gene McConnell, incumbent Republican county commission president. McConnell/Bennett won the seat.
To fill the reminder of the late Carole Hartman’s term in the Central District, three candidates, incumbent Democrat Charlie Burgoyne, Republican Roger Dahmer, and independent Tina Eye each competed for the seat. Burgoyne/Dahmer/Eye carried the race.
The school board levy won/lost.
Neither U.S. Senator, Shelley Moore Capito nor Joe Manchin, appeared on the ballot this year. Redistricting moved Pendleton County from the district served by Alex Mooney into a new second district with Carol Miller as the Republican incumbent. Miller ran against a Democrat,
Lacy Watson of Bluefield. Miller/Watson won the Second Congressional District seat.
Bill Hamilton ran unopposed for the State Senate seat that he holds.
The 67th delegate district race, which grew heated in the final weeks, saw incumbent Democrat Cody Thompson facing off against Elias Coop-Gonzalez of the GOP. Thompson/Coop-Gonzalez carried the district.
Jameson Paul Freeman, a Hardy County Democrat challenged incumbent Republican Bryan Ward in the 68th Delegate District. Ward/Freeman earned the victory.
Look for more detailed coverage of the results in next week’s edition.