MASON COUNTY —Every vote does indeed count.
The May 8 Primary Election Results in Mason County have been certified, and though the outcome of races didn’t change, there were only two votes separating two Mason County Board of Education candidates.
These two votes for the board of education determined who received a four-year term and who received a two-year term. Paul Sayre had 2,065 votes while Greg Fowler had 2,063 votes. This meant Sayre received one of the two, available four-year terms up for grabs, and Fowler received the remainder of the term held by former Mason County Board of Education Member Teresa Warner. Warner’s term will expire on June 30, 2014. Incumbent Tom Nunnery was the highest vote getter with 2,436 votes and was reelected to a four-year term. Sayre, Fowler and Nunnery begin their new terms on July 1.
Other final, certified results from the board of education race are as follows: Sheena Reynolds, 1,010 votes; Cassi Heib, 1,196 votes; Mark T. Clark, 1,473 votes; Marty Reed, 1,502 votes; William Capehart, 1,541 votes.
Listed below are final, certified election results from various, local races on the May 8 ballot as certified and recently filed in the office of Mason County Clerk Diana Cromley.
State Senator, Fourth District, Mitch Carmichael, 2,036 votes. House of Delgates, 14th District, John C. Casey, 494 votes; Darrell Black, 228 votes; Jim Butler, 645 votes. House of Delgates, 13th District, Scott Cadle, 914 votes; Brian Scott, 421 votes; Nathan Westfall, 180 votes; Harold Landers, 154 votes.
County Commission, Tracy Doolittle, 928 votes; Marketta Crum, 491 votes; Garry Peck, 732 votes; Matthew Keefer, 382 votes. Prosecuting Attorney, Craig Tatterson, 2,257 votes. Sheriff, Joe Frank, 261 votes; Curtis McConihay, 737 votes; Gordon Clark, 1,481 votes. Magistrate, Gail Roush, 2,153 votes. Conservation District, Bob Baird, 4,168 votes.
State Senator, Fourth District, Michael Bright, 1,295 votes; Marla Ingels, 1,498 votes. House of Delegates, 14 District, Kermit Beaver, 199 votes; Jimmie Wood, Jr., 1,010 votes; Samantha Fooce, 372 votes. House of Delegates, 13th District, Brady Paxton, 1,037 votes; Helen Martin, 700 votes. County Commission, Gene Zopp, 691 votes; Mickey Whalen, 1,248 votes; Paul Wray, 892 votes. Prosecuting Attorney, Bryan Cromley, 2,410 votes. Sheriff, Donnie Kapp, 249 votes; Jim Will, 183 votes; John P. Casey, 599 votes; Greg Powers, 1,763 votes. Assessor, Ron Hickman, 2,763 votes. Magistrate, Cheryl Miller Ross, 2,654 votes. Surveyor, John Persinger, 2,690 votes.
City of Point Pleasant
Mayor, Brian Billings, 797 votes; Tom McNeely, 451 votes. City Clerk, Amber Tatterson, 811 votes; Brandy Barkey Sweeney, 434 votes. Council-at-large, Janet Hartley, 577 votes; Charles Towner, 635 votes; Kevin Nott, 538 votes; Ashley Wood, 374 votes. City Council, Ward One, Douglas Tawney, 51 votes, Jim Fetty, 30 votes. Ward Two, Robert Doeffinger, 35 votes, Danny Spurlock, 32 votes. Ward Three, Mary Perdue, 56 votes, Allen Moran, 66 votes. Ward Four, Keith Sargent, 114 votes, Brandon Sweeney, 84 votes. Ward Five, Elaine Hunt, 116 votes. Ward Six, Linda Smith, 118 votes, Brook Kapp, 83 votes. Ward Seven, Bob Rulen, 116 votes, Randy Hall, 82 votes. Ward Eight, Rick Simpkins, 116 votes, Jacob Hill, 110 votes.
New, four-year terms for those elected during the municipal election began July 1.