Pocahontas County General Election (November 8, 2022) Unofficial Results

The local results of the November 8th General Election in Pocahontas County are as follows:

  • The only truly contested race in the county was for County Commission where Republican Jamie Walker defeated Democrat Incumbent Jessie Groseclose, with Walker receiving 1,465 votes (52.48%) and Groseclose receiving 1,336 votes (47.68%.)
  • For Circuit Court, Democrat Connie Carr, who was uncontested, won with 2,038 votes, with 22 write-in ballots cast.
  • For County Clerk, Democrat Melissa (Missy) Bennett, who was uncontested, won with 2,104 votes, with 16 write-in votes cast.
  • For the special election to fill the vacancy on the Board of Education, Sue Hollandsworth, who was uncontested, won, receiving 2,009 votes, with 30 write-in votes cast.

For U.S House of Delegates, 1st District, Republican Carol Miller won in Pocahontas County and receiving 1,877 votes, with Democrat Lacy Watson receiving 673 votes, and Independent Bellinda Fox-Spencer receiving 164 votes. According to WV Metro News, in the entire 1st Congressional District Miller won re-election with about 67% of the vote.

For State Senator in the 11th WV Senatorial District, Incumbent Republican Senator Bill Hamilton, who ran un-opposed, received 2,181 votes with 23 write-in votes. According to WV Metro News, Hamilton won reelection in the entire 11th Senatorial District.

For the WV House of Representatives”

  • In the 46th WV Delegate District, which includes the area of Pocahontas County from Marlinton south to the Greenbrier County line, Republican Mike Honaker, received 867 votes with Democrat Paul S. Detch receiving 417 votes, and there was one write-in vote. According to WV Metro News, Honaker won election in the entire 46th Delegate District.
  • In the 66th WV Delegate District, which includes the areas of the county North of Marlinton, Republican Incumbent William “Ty” Nestor received 867 votes, while Democrat challenger Robert “Bob” Sheets received 637 votes. According to WV Metro News, Nestor won reelection in the entire 66th

Additionally, all four WV Constitutional Amendments were defeated both in the county and statewide.

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Tim Walker

Tim is the WVMR News Reporter. Tim is a native of Maryland who started coming to Pocahontas County in the 1970’s as a caver. He bought land on Droop Mountain off Jacox Road in 1976 and built a small house there in the early 80’s. While still working in Maryland, Tim spent much time at his place which is located on the Friars Hole Cave Preserve. Retiring in 2011 as a Lieutenant with the Anne Arundel County Police Department in Maryland, Tim finally took the plunge and moved from Maryland to his real home on Droop Mountain. He began working as the Pocahontas County Reporter for Allegheny Mountain Radio in January of 2015.

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