Jackson County voting polls opened this (Tuesday) morning at 6:30 a.m. and will close tonight at 7 p.m. for balloting in the West Virginia Primary Election, which will also fill municipal government seats in both Ravenswood and Ripley, on the Jackson County Board of Education and will decide the fate of the excess school levy for the next five years.

Jackson County voting polls opened this (Tuesday) morning at 6:30 a.m. and will close tonight at 7 p.m. for balloting in the West Virginia Primary Election, which will also fill municipal government seats in both Ravenswood and Ripley, on the Jackson County Board of Education and will decide the fate of the excess school levy for the next five years. 

On the County Ticket, incumbent Republican County Commissioner Mike Randolph is being challenged for the nomination for the November General Election by Vince Rife of Ripley and Nemo A. Boggess of Kenna.

Joe Mullins of Sandyville is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for County Commissioner.

On the State Democratic Ticket, Brian Prim of Fraziers Bottom is running unopposed for nomination for State Senator 4th District.

James A. Pickens of Spencer is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for House of Delegates 11th District.

Missy Morris of Ripley is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for House of Delegates 12th District.

Incumbent Scott Brewer is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for House of Delegates 13th District.

On the State Republican Ticket, Eric Tarr of Scott Depot and Mark Drennan of Hurricane are vying for the Republican nomination for State Senator 4th District.

Martin “Rick” Atkinson, III of Reedy is running unopposed for the Republican nomination for House of Delegates 11th District.

Incumbent Steve Westfall of Ripley is running unopposed for the Republican nomination for House of Delegates 12th District.

Incumbents Scott Cadle of Letart and Joshua Higginbotham of Poca are running for Republican nominations for Hosue of Delegates 13th District.

On the National Ticket, incumbent Democratic Senator Joseph Manchin, III of Fairmont is being challenged by Paula Jean Swearengin of Coal City for the Democratic nomination for US Senator.

Talley Sergent of Charleston and Aaron Scheinberg of Hedgesville vie for the Demonractic nomination for US House of Representatives 2nd Congressional District.

On the Republican Ticket, Thomas “Tom” Willis of Martinsburg, Don Blankenship of Spigg, Jack Newbrough of Weirton, Patrick Morrisey of Harpers Ferry, Evan Jenkins of Huntington and Bo Copley of Delbarton square off for the Republican nomination for US Senator.

Incumbent Alex X. Mooney of Charles Town is running unopposed for the Republican nomination for US House of Representatives 2nd Congressional District.

Also on the ballot are a number of county, state and district party committee positions.    

 

  

 

CITY OF RAVENSWOOD

In the River City, incumbent Josh Miller faces challenges from former Recorder Sue Quillen and newcomer Gary Andrews for the Office of Mayor.

For Ravenswood Recorder, former Council Jarod Bloxton squares off against Connie Dunlap.

For Ravenswood City Council, incumbents Denise Toler, Nick Fox and Stephen Tucker are vying with Dee Scritchfield, former council member Gary Cross, Amanda Slaven, Becky Browning Dixon and Douglas Lent for the five seats on the municipal governing council. 

Oscar Harris is running unopposed for the nonpartisan Conservation District Supervisor.

 CITY OF RIPLEY

In the County Seat, the municipal election race is simpler. Incumbent Mayor of Ripley Carolyn Rader is running unopposed for re-election, as is incumbent Ripley Recorder David S. Casto.

For Ripley City Council, incumbents Ray Anderson, Bryan Thompson, Carolyn Waybright and John McGinley are vying with Danny Martin and Jonathan Hill to fill the five seats on the municipal governing council.

 JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

For nonpartisan Jackson County Board of Education, incumbent board members Steve Wedge of Evans (Western District) and J. Ben Mize of Ravenswood (Northern District) are vying with Dan Barnette of Given (Western District), Ariel Boggess of Ripley (Western Distict) and Jim Frazier of Millwood (Northern District) for seats on the JCBOE. A maximum of two candidates can be elected from each of the Northern and Western districts.  

 

 EXCESS SCHOOL LEVY

A simple majority (51%) is required for the approval of a new Board of Education Excess Levy for the next five years‑‑fiscals years beginning July 1, 2019 through July 1, 2023. Levy funds will be used to repair, improve and maintain existing BOE-owned vehicles and where need purchase new vehicles (5%), to distribute free textbooks, workbooks and supplies in all Jackson County elementary and secondary schools (10%), to repair, improve and maintain school facilities and purchase land for construction of buildings (25%), and to provide funds for the employment and benefits of additional school personnel to meet the needs of the school system (60%).