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Doyle keeps seat in W.Va. 55th District

November 08, 2000

Doyle keeps seat in W.Va. 55th District



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Incumbent Delegate John Doyle retained his 55th District seat in West Virginia's House of Delegates by fending off challenges from Republican Anne Newcomer Dungan and write-in candidate Robert Tabb in Tuesday's General Election.

Final but unofficial results from all 30 Jefferson County precincts Wednesday showed Doyle outdistanced Dungan by a vote of 3,766 to 2,172. Tabb, of Leetown, received 859 write-in votes.

Doyle, 58, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., had squeaked past Tabb, of Leetown, in the May Democratic primary by three votes.

Doyle, who works as a real estate agent and a radio talk show host in Martinsburg, said he was running again because he wanted to help local schools get more state funding.

He said he wanted the law regulating video lottery proceeds changed to give schools more money.

Doyle said he also wanted to help Shepherd College start a master's degree program, give counties more power to deal with growth and bring more jobs to Jefferson County to balance residential growth.

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Dungan, 57, of Harpers Ferry, a substitute teacher in the county, said she wanted to raise teacher salaries to reduce the number of teachers going across state lines for better paying jobs.

Dungan also supported a "workable" Local Powers Act to allow counties to have the resources they need to deal with growth. She wanted to see the state become more business friendly and called for legislation that is "pro-family" and "pro-marriage."

- Richard F. Belisle and Dave McMillion

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