CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Retired Charles Town businessman Russell C. Miller Jr. won a three-way race for a Third Ward council seat and a proposed police levy failed in Thursday's municipal election.
Miller picked up 118 votes in the election, followed by Kate DiServio with 75 votes and Donald C. Boyer with 70 votes, according to complete but unofficial results from the city.
Miller, who owned and operated Miller Printing Co. for 30 years, said he is thankful for the people who supported him.
"I'll do my best," he said.
The city council proposed a levy that would add another officer to the police department for three years.
The levy, which would have generated about $117,000, would have raised tax bills by an average of about $16 a year.