West Virginia, Pocahontas County election results

Marlinton, W.Va. – Seventy-one percent of Pocahontas County voters cast ballots in this year’s general election. Here are the unofficial results of local elections.

Democrat Dolan Irvine was elected to the county commission with 68-percent of the vote, defeating Republican Lloyd Arbogast.

Unaffiliated Eugene Simmons was elected prosecuting attorney with 57-percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Donna Meadows Price.

Republican David Jonese was elected Sheriff with 59-percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Kenneth Varner.

Democrat Tom Lane was elected Assessor with 53-percent of the vote, defeating Republican Scott Triplett.

Republican Cynthia Broce-Kelley was elected Magistrate with 27-percent of the vote. Democrat Carrie Wilfong was elected Magistrate with 27-percent of the vote. The two winning Magistrate candidates narrowly edged out incumbent Democrat Janet Kershner Vanover, who received 26-percent of the vote.

Democrat Brian Lee Beverage was elected Surveyor, defeating Republican Rodney Gardner.

On the state constitutional amendment to remove the two- term limit for Sheriffs, 1,767 voted against the amendment and 1,443 voted for the amendment.

Here are unofficial results in statewide races:

Republican Clark Barnes was re-elected to the State Senate.

Democrat Denise L. Campbell and Democrat Bill Hartman were elected to the House of Delegates 43rd District.

Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin was re-elected Governor.

Democrat Natalie Tennant was re-elected Secretary of State.

Democrat Glenn Gainer was elected State Auditor.

Democrat John Perdue was elected State Treasurer.

Democrat Walt Helmick was elected Commissioner of Agriculture.

Robin Jean Davis and Allen Loughry were elected to the Supreme Court of Appeals.

U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney handily won West Virginia’s five electoral votes with 62-percent of the vote, but President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term.

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