Smith And Walker Take Top Jobs In Municipal Elections In Marlinton And Hillsboro

Marlinton And Hillsboro, WV – Two municipalities in Pocahontas County held elections for Mayor and Town Council on Tuesday, June 14th – the Towns of Marlinton and Hillsboro.

In Marlinton, Councilman Joe Smith won the Mayoral election with 159 votes, defeating current Mayor Dennis Driscoll who received 57 votes.

Town Recorder Robin Mutscheller won re-election to her position with 162 votes – she was unopposed.

Eight people ran for the five Town Council positions. Four incumbents won re-election – Loretta Malcomb received 155 votes, Louise Barnisky, 141 votes, and David Zorn and Norris Long, with 113 votes each. Rounding out the top five is newcomer Natasha McMann who received 120 votes.

The other candidates for town council are Bill McLaughlin, who received 103 votes, Ron Freer with 81 votes and Chris Weber with 60 votes.

In the Town of Hillsboro, Mayor Ann Walker won re-election with 19 votes. Walker ran unopposed.

Six residents ran for the five positions on the Hillsboro town council. The top vote getters are Sam McNeel with 24 votes, Janice Goode and John Hill with 19 votes each, and Richard and Edward Workman with 17 votes each. The remaining candidate, Eugene Buford received 10 votes.

Sandra Gladwell was unopposed for the Town Recorder position as a write-in candidate.

Thanks to George Gladwell for providing the Hillsboro results. All election results are unofficial until canvassed.

Story By

Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

Current Weather