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Three Towns Will Hold Elections

By Staff | Jun 3, 2009

Three municipal elections will be held in Wetzel County in the next week. For more in-depth candidate information see page 5A.

In Paden City’s June 4 election the big race is for the recorder’s position. While the ballot will have three names for the position, Kathi Ferrebee withdrew from the race May 19, leaving two contenders-incumbent by appointment Larry Shepherd 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.

Pine Grove’s election will be held June 9. 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 the June 9 Hundred election, incumbent Mayor Charles Sine is being challenged by Erik Melczak. Incumbent Recorder Sherry Hayes is being opposed by write-in candidate Desiree Kolojay. 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.