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Incumbents win 4 seats on Bolivar Town Council

June 04, 2003|by DAVE McMILLION

BOLIVAR, W.Va. - Except for Scott Whetsel, all incumbent council members in Bolivar were returned to office in the town's election Tuesday, according to complete, but unofficial results.

Mary Rutherford became the new member on the Bolivar Town Council with 77 votes, according to returns.

Tim Collins, who resigned as mayor in March, received 74 votes for mayor, according to returns. Despite his resignation, Collins' name remained on the ballot because of the timing of his resignation.

Because he was the top vote-getter for mayor, Collins will now have to decide whether he wants the job, said council member Jenny Bruell, who was appointed mayor after Collins resigned.

If Collins does not want the job, the council will have to appoint someone, Bruell said Tuesday night.

Sherry Cain, who resigned as recorder, also will have to decide whether she wants to remain recorder since she won the seat with 82 votes, Bruell said.

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Besides Rutherford, the winners for the five open council seats were Bruell with 121 votes; council member Eric Eisenman, 92 votes; council member Robert M. Stewart Jr., 88 votes; and council member John Paul Hafer, 84 votes, according to returns.

The remaining candidates and their vote totals were Ronald Rodgers, 65 votes; Clarke Draper, 60; Marty Qually, 54; Whetsel, 48; Bob Brockman, 43; Scott Biller, 40; and Fred Ethan Fischer, 32.

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