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Overington will face Laura Rose

May 10, 2000

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Republican incumbent John Overington and Democratic challenger Laura R. Rose won their parties' nominations for the 54th District House of Delegates seat in Tuesday's primary election.

They will face each other in the Nov. 7 general election.

Overington will be running for a ninth two-year term and Rose for her first.

With 41 of 46 Berkeley County precincts reporting, Overington, 53, had 698 votes compared to 219 for Leon Close, his GOP primary challenger, according to unofficial tallies.

Close, 67, had run unsuccessfully for delegate in 1980 and 1986, for the state Senate in 1984 and for Berkeley County Commissioner in 1998.

Rose, 42, a Martinsburg lawyer, had 721 votes compared to 447 for Thomas G. Martin, her Democratic challenger.

Rose has tried to unseat Overington every two years since 1994, but voters in the conservative 54th District have repeatedly returned him to office.

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Martin, from Martinsburg, owns a medical consulting company.

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