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Mickey, Lance, Corliss among Jefferson commission winners

May 15, 2002|BY DAVE McMILLION

charlestown@herald-mail.com

G. Warren Mickey claimed the Democratic nomination for the Kabletown District seat on the Jefferson County Commission in Tuesday's primary election race, and Greg Lance was the top vote-getter in a three-way race for the Democratic nomination for the Harpers Ferry seat, according to complete, but unofficial returns.

In the Republican primary race for the Harpers Ferry seat, Greg Corliss defeated John Yoder 727 to Yoder's 614, according to returns.

With all 29 precincts reporting, Mickey had received 1,782 votes, followed by S. Marshall Harris with 571 votes and Democratic candidate Curtis E. Brannon with 324 votes, according to returns.

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Because Rusty Morgan is the only Republican running for the Kabletown district seat, he will automatically advance to the Nov. 5 general election.

In the Democratic race for the Harpers Ferry seat, Lance received 1,025 votes, Mary Everhart Koonce had 938 and Richard Wilt received 805, according to returns.

In the race for the Republican nomination to the Harpers Ferry seat, Corliss had 727 votes and Yoder had 614, according to returns.

A central issue with many of the candidates was how to deal with expected population growth in the county in coming years.

Candidates said they wanted to control growth, pass impact fees, save open space and promote tourism. Some candidates also said they wanted the commission and the Jefferson County Board of Education to meet regularly to assess the needs of the county.

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