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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • Primary Election balloting today

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  • JACKSON COUNTY – Ripley municipal offices, Jackson County Board of Education seats and party nominations for the upcoming fall General Election are the contested races in today’s Primary Election. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m., although early voting has already taken place ending Saturday at Ripley and Ravenswood locations.
    In the Ripley City Election, incumbent Mayor Carolyn Rader and incumbent Recorder David S. Casto are running unopposed for re-election. For City Council, four of the five incumbents are running for re-election: Carolyn Waybright, John McGinley, Ed Moore and Bryan Thompson. Two newcomers are seeking a seat on the city governing panel: Ray Anderson and Richard Gobble II.
    In the Nonpartisan Board of Education race, incumbents Carroll Staats of Ravenswood, Jack Wiseman of Ravenswood and Steve Wedge of Evans are running unopposed for re-election.
    Also on the Nonpartisan Ballot, Oscar Harris of Leroy is running unopposed for Conservation District Supervisor Western District.
    On the Republican national ticket, Shelley Moore Capito of Charleston, Larry Eugene Butcher of Washington and Matthew Doddrill of Parkersburg are vying for the nomination for US Senator.
    Ken Reed of Berkeley Springs, Alex Mooney of Charles Town, Charlotte Lane of Charleston, Jim Moss of Hurricane, Steve Harrison of Cross Lanes, Robert Fluharty of Charles Town and Ron Walters, Jr. of Charles Town are vying for the nomination for House of Representatives Second Congressional District.
    On the State Republican ticket, Mike Hall of Winfield is running unopposed for the nomination for State Senate Fourth Senatorial District.
    Bob Ashley of Spencer is running unopposed for the House of Delegates of 11th Delegate District nomination.
    In the House of Delegates 12th Delegate District race, incumbent Steve Westfall of Ripley is being challenged for the Republican nomination by John Kessell, also of Ripley.
    In the House of Delegates 13th Delegate District race, Ravenswood Mayor Michael Ihle, Tim Gibson of Poca, Nathan Westfall of Poca and Scott Cadle of Letart are running for two Republican nominations.
    On the County Republican ticket, Mitch Morrison of Ravenswood is running unopposed for the Republican nomination for Jackson County Commissioner.
    On the Democratic national ticket, Natalie Tennant of Charleston, Dennis Melton of Buckhannon and David Wamsley of Williamstown are vying for the Democratic nomination for US Senator.
    For House of Representatives Second Congressional District, Nick Casey of Charleston and Meshea Poore of Charleston are vying for the Democratic nomination.
    On the Democratic state ticket, Michael “Mike” Bright of Ripley is running unopposed for the nomination for House of Delegates 12 Delegate District.
    No candidates filed for the State Senator 4th Senatorial District and House of Delegates 11th Delegate District nominations.
    For House of Delegates 13th Delegate District, Josh McGrath of Nitro, Joshua Martin of Poca and Rosalee Juba-Plumley of Poca are vying for two nominations.
    Page 2 of 2 - On the County Democratic Ticket, incumbent Tommy Nutter of Sandyville is running unopposed for the nomination for re-election to Jackson County Commission.
    Party executive committee posts are also up for grabs in the balloting.

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