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Three Berkeley County magistrates win posts

November 08, 2000

Three Berkeley County magistrates win posts



By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Mary Paul Rissler, Bill Senseney and Gail Boober all won seats on the Jefferson County Magistrate Court Tuesday according to complete but unofficial returns Wednesday.

Unsuccessful candidates in the five-way race for the three available seats were Steve Groh and George Stebbins.

Senseney, who is ending a term as sheriff of Jefferson County, won the most votes at 7,283 with all 30 of the county's precincts counted. Second was Rissler with 7,176 followed in third place by Boober with 6,781.

Groh had 6,226 votes and Stebbins came in last with 4,539.

Boober, 48, of Charles Town, won her fifth, four-year term. She is married to Everett Boober, who won election to replace Senseney as sheriff.

Senseney, 51, of Shepherdstown, is seeking his first term as magistrate.

Rissler, 49, of Charles Town, is finishing her first term as magistrate.

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Groh, 34, of Charles Town, is an assistant prosecuting attorney in Berkeley County who was seeking his first term as magistrate.

Stebbins, 68, of Bakerton, has a varied background, including service in the U.S. Marine Corps. and is a former member of the Metropolitan Police Reserve Corps in Washington, D.C.

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