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Wives of two officials to run for magistrate

January 24, 2004|by CANDICE BOSELY

martinsburg@herald-mail.com

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The wives of two elected officials filed this week to run for a magistrate's position, while a longtime lawyer plans to challenge the county's current prosecutor and a local delegate has filed paperwork to run for governor.

JoAnn B. Overington, wife of Del. John Overington, filed to run for one of the five open magistrate slots, as did Mary Christine Teufel, wife of Berkeley County Commission President Steve Teufel. Both women filed to run as Republicans.

John Overington, R-Berkeley, has filed to run for re-election. Steve Teufel, a Republican, has served one year of a six-year term.

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All five of the current magistrates - Joan Bragg, Sandra Miller, Kristy Greer, Harry Snow and Scott Paugh - are seeking re-election.

At the general election in November the top five vote-getters, without regard to party affiliation, will be named magistrates.

Current Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely also has filed re-election paperwork. A Republican, Games-Neely will face competition from local attorney Thomas Stanley, who works in the public defender's office. Stanley is a Democrat.

Other filings during the week included that of Paul Gavin, who is seeking a nonpartisan seat on the Berkeley County Board of Education. Both board members up for election, Bill Norris and Bill Queen, filed re-election paperwork.

Del. Walter Duke, a Republican, is seeking re-election to the 54th District House of Delegates seat.

Candidates have until Jan. 31 to file to run for office.

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