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Pethtel Retains House Seat

By Staff | Nov 8, 2016

Garnering 3,895 delegates versus his opponent’s 2,319, Delegate Dave Pethtel has been elected to his 13th term to the West Virginia House of Delegates.

Pethtel, representing Wetzel County in the fifth district, faced Phillip Wiley in the primary election.

Pethtel said he is certainly pleased with the number of people that turned out and voted, noting that “it was a very large turnout.”

“I’m pleased the people decided to re-elect me,” he said.

Pethtel also had a message for those who didn’t support them:

“I’ll continue to work hard and try to earn their respect,” he said.

The delegate also noted that he appreciated his opponent’s clean campaign.

“Many races became personal, and I’m certainly glad I didn’t have to go through anything like that.”

And with the election behind him, Pethtel has focused his attention on the future. He said now the election is over, it is time to help solve the people’s problems and try to “make their lives better.”