Romine is re-elected
Though the majority of Tyler County’s political races were won in May, Del. Roger Romine (R-Tyler) found himself going head-to-head with Democrat Charles Delauder for the 6th District seat during the General Election held Tuesday.
Since 2000, Romine has served the 6th District, which includes Doddridge and Tyler counties and the 38th precinct of Wetzel County in the West Virginia House of Delegates.
With 1,798 votes, Romine secured his place in the House. Delauder took 907 votes in the race. In Wetzel County, Romine had 152 votes and Delauder received 103.
As of press time, the numbers for Doddridge County were unavailable.
Another hot topic on the ballot in Tyler County was the Emergency Ambulance Renewal Levy. Failing in the Primary Election, the measure made a come back with 74 percent of the ballots cast in favor of supporting area EMS.
Though Gov. Joe Manchin came out on top of the race to fill the Robert C. Byrd’s vacant seat in the U.S. Senate, Republican candidate John Raese received the majority of the Tyler County vote with a total of 1,465. Manchin received 1,205.
In the race for U.S. House of Representatives, 1st Congressional District, Republican David B. McKinley won the county over Democrat Mike Oliverio. McKinley received 1,759 votes and Oliverio pulled in 886.
EDITOR’S NOTE: A complete list of mid-term Election results will be included in the Nov. 10 issue of the Tyler Star News.