POINT PLEASANT — Voters in Mason County also chose their representatives at the state and national level, including state delegates, state senator, congressman and more.
One of the most closely watched races was for the West Virginia House of Delegates 14th District. In Mason County, incumbent Jim Butler (R) defeated challenger Samantha Fooce (D) 2,771 to 2,381 votes, respectively. Though results for the remainder of the 14th district were not known at press time, the Associated Press called the race for Butler.
Another race voters were talking about was for the West Virginia House of Delegates 13th District for two open seats. In Mason County, Scott Brewer (D) led the vote totals with 2,889 votes, followed by incumbent Michael Ihle (R) with 2,036 votes, Joshua Kurt Higginbotham (R) with 1,696 votes and Rosalee Juba-Plumley (D) with 1,126 votes. The results for the remainder of the 13th District outside of Mason County were not available at press time though the Associated Press had called the race for Brewer. It was not known at press time which candidate took the second seat in the 13th district.
A competitive race for West Virginia State Senate 4th Senatorial District saw challenger Brian Prim (D) defeat incumbent Mitch Carmichael (R) 5,365 to 4,537 votes, respectively, in Mason County. The results for the remainder of the 4th District outside of Mason County were not available at press time.
In the third congressional district for U.S. House of Representatives, incumbent Evan Jenkins (R) won Mason County with 7,324 votes, followed by Matt Detch (D), 1,969, Zane Lawhorn (LIB), 279. The Associated Press called this race for Jenkins.
In other state races, Mason County voted as follows:
Governor: Bill Cole (R) 4,033, Jim Justice (D), 5,534, David Moran (LIB), 123, Charlotte Jean Pritt (MTN), 454, Phil Hucok (CST), 43. The Associated Press called the race for governor for Justice.
Secretary of State: Natalie Tennant (D), 5,101, Mac Warner (R), 4,383, John S. Buckley (LIB), 330. Auditor: John “JB” McCCuskey (R), 5,420, Mary Ann Claytor (D), 3,555, Brenton Ricketts (LIB), 472. Treasurer: John D. Perdue (D), 5,104, Ann Urling (R), 3,818, Michael Allen (LIB), 727. Commissioner of Agriculture: Kent Leonhardt (R), 4,935, Walt Helmick (D), 3,704, Buddy A. Guthrie (LIB), 846. Attorney General: Patrick Morrisey (R) 4,937, Doug Reynolds (D) 4,561, Karl Kolenich (LIB), 261, Michael Sharley (MTN), 168. The final state-wide results on these races was not known at press time.
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