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Tyler County Voters Choose Candidates for General Election

By Staff | May 11, 2016

MIDDLEBOURNE — Tyler County voters decided on Tuesday who will be on the ballot in the November general election.

The primary election results are unofficial until the canvas takes place May 16.

Of the countys 6,222 registered voters, there were 2,665 ballots cast..

Neil A. Archer II defeated Teresea “Terry” Hamilton for county clerk in the Republican primary election. Archer received 930 votes or more than 54 percent of the votes cast while Hamilton garnered 785 votes or around 46 percent of the votes cast. No Democrat filed as a candidate for that race.

Brian Weigle defeated Dean Pratt in the Republican primary election for sheriff. Weigle received 1,053 votes or nearly 60 percent of the votes cast while Pratt garnered 706 votes or around 40 percent of the votes cast. Democrat Trevor Tallman ran unopposed and received 479 votes or 100 percent of the ballots cast in his favor. Weigle and Tallman will square off in the race for sheriff in the November general election.

Jack Hayes defeated Michael Galluzzo in the Republican primary race for assessor. Hayes received 1,270 votes or nearly 74 percent of the votes cast in that race while Galluzzo garnered 452 votes or 26 percent of the votes cast. No Democrat filed as a candidate in that race.

In the non-partisan race for District 1 Magistrate, Mary Dotson garnered 1,331 votes or about 53 percent of the ballots cast in that race to defeat Earl Kendle Jr., who received 1,176 votes or nearly 47 percent of the votes cast.

Republican Eric Vincent ran unopposed for county commissioner and received 1,445 votes or 100 percent of the ballots cast in that race. Democrat Arnold Schoolcraft ran unopposed for county commissioner and received 602 votes. Vincent and Schoolcraft will be candidates in November’s general election.

Republican Ginger Nalley received 1,285 votes or about 78 percent of the ballots cast within Tyler County in the primary election for 2nd Senatorial District. Republican Mike Maroney received 357 votes or nearly 22 percent of the ballots cast for that race within the county.

Democrat Lisa Zukoff ran unopposed in the primary election for 2nd Senatorial District and garnered 597 votes cast within the county.

Republican Roger Romine garnered 1,486 votes within Tyler County in the primary election for 6th District House of Delegates. Democrat Chris Combs received 609 votes within the county in the primary election for 6th District House of Delegates. Romine and Combs will be candidates in November’s general election.

Among the other uncontested races, David P.J. Wells received 1,517 votes and Linda Hoover garnered 1,661 votes for the two Board of Education seats, a non-partisan election.

Republican Luke Furbee received 1,476 votes in primary election for prosecuting attorney. No Democrat filed as a candidate in that race.

Republican Candy Warner received 1,496 votes in the primary election for circuit clerk. No Democrat filed as a candidate in that race.

District 2 Magisterial candidate Michael Griffin received 2,128 votes in the non-partisan race.