Romine retains his seat in the WV House
Republican incumbent Roger Romine has easily retained his seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates. He garnered 1,504 votes compared to Democrat Karl Paul’s 516 votes. That makes the vote 74.38 percent to 25.52 percent.
While the Second State Senatorial District encompasses more than just Tyler County, within its borders the vote went to Republican Kent Leonhardt with 1,161 votes compared to Democrat incumbent Larry John Edgell’s 857 votes and Constitution Party’s Jeffrey Frank Jarrell’s 53 ballots..
Again, races that include many counties, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate races went Republican in Tyler County. David B. McKinley garnered 1,527 votes to Glen B. Gainer III’s 491 votes for the congressional seat. For the senate seat, in Tyler County the votes were as follows: Republican Shelley Moore Capito, 1,512 votes, 71.56 percent; Democrat Natalie Tennant, 497 votes, 23.52 percent; Libertarian John S. Buckley, 32 votes, 1.51 percent; Mountain party Bob Henry Baber, 47 votes, 2.22 percent; and Constitution Party’s Phil Hudok, 24 votes, 1.14 percent. District-wide, that race is now being declared for Shelley Moore Capito.
Republican John F. Stender was unopposed for his Tyler County Commission seat. He garnered 1,748 votes.
In Tyler County voters cast their ballots nearly two to one in favor of the constitutional amendment designed primarily for the Boy Scout’s Summit Bechtel camp- 1,367 for and 680 against.