Pocahontas County May 10th Primary Election -Unofficial Results

The Pocahontas County Primary elections are over. Here are the unofficial results. These results still need to be certified by the County Commission at their election canvass on Monday, May 16th.

The total county voter turnout was 32.77%, with 46.79% of those voters casting Republican Party ballots and 43.35% cast Democratic Party ballots, while 3.3% cast only a non-partisan ballot -for the Board of Education candidates.

First, for State Elections:

For 1st District U.S. House of Representatives: The Republican Party winner (in Pocahontas County) is Incumbent Carol Miller, while the Democratic Party winner is Lacy Watson.

For 11th District State Senator: The Republican Party winner in the county was Incumbent Bill Hamilton. There was no candidate from the Democratic Party for that office.

For the 46th District WV House of Delegates: The Republican winner in the county was Karen G. McCoy, while the Democratic Party winner in the county was Paul S. Detch.

For the 66th District, WV House of Delegates: The Republican winner in the county was Incumbent William “Ty” Nestor, while the Democratic winner in the county was Robert “Bob” Sheets.

Remember, those candidates who won their state elections in Pocahontas County may or may not have won their elections. We won’t know until all the votes are tabulated from the other counties in which they are also running.

For local elections:

  1. County Commissioner primary election:
  • Republican Candidate Jamie Walker won his primary election with 558 votes, while his opponent, Randy Sharp received 359 votes.
  • Democratic Incumbent Commissioner Jesse Groseclose won his primary election with 466 votes. While his opponent Timothy McClung received 257 votes.

Therefore, Republican Jamie Walker will run against Democrat Incumbent Jesse Groseclose in the November General Election for a seat on the Pocahontas County Commission.

  1. For the Pocahontas County Clerk primary election:
  • Democrat incumbent Melissa “Missy” Bennet ran unopposed and garnered 634 votes.
  • There were no republican Party candidates for this office.

For the Non-Partisan Board of Education election, the top three candidates receiving votes were:

  1. Becky Campbell from the Central District who received 793 votes.
  2. Joe Walker from the Southern District, who received 777 votes.

3, Incumbent Board Member Morgan McComb, also from the Southern District, who received 676 votes.

Campbell, Walker and McComb will take seats on the Pocahontas County Board of Education in July, provided that their elections are certified by the County Commissioners at the May 16th Election Canvass.

Other Board of Education Candidates also received votes:

  • Sue Hollandsworth from the Southern District – 612 votes
  • Chad Baldwin from the Northern District -566 votes
  • Abigail McNeel from the Southern District -442 votes
  • Susan Lane from the Southern District -312 Votes

For this Board of Education election, voters could vote for up to three of the seven candidates.

Story By

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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