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Elections See Contests

By Staff | Apr 8, 2009

Ballots are set for three municipal elections in Wetzel County.

Both Pine Grove and Hundred have two people seeking the mayor’s seat.

In Pine Grove incumbent Mayor Dave Barr is being challenged by Peggy Lueck. Eight contestants are seeking the five council seats: Bobby Adams, Eva Adams, incumbent Roy Justice, incumbent David Williams, incumbent Tom Dulaney, incumbent John Johnston, Mary Pyles, and Buck Leek. Incumbent Recorder Kimberly Bates is running unopposed for that position.

In Hundred, incumbent Mayor Charles Sine is being challenged by Erik Melczak. There are only five people seeking the five council seats: incumbent Dan Curry, incumbent Johanna Lemasters, incumbent Jean McClelland, incumbent Philip Lightner, and Shirley Miller. Incumbent Recorder Sherry Hayes is running unopposed for that position.

In Paden City the big race is for the recorder’s position which was vacated by the resignation of Ginger Wilcox last week. Three are seeking that job: Larry Shepherd, who has been appointed by council to fill the remainder of Wilcox’s term; Kathi Ferrebee; and Genelle Ferrebee. The other contested race in Paden City is for the Second Ward council seat: Richard Wright Jr. and Tom Trader. The First and Third Ward council races are uncontested with incumbents Jarrell Bailey and Eileen Smittle, respectively, seeking re-election.