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Wysong, Morgan lead in 58th races

May 12, 2004|by LAURA ERNDE

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Republican Suzanne Morgan and Democrat C. Locke Wysong are the apparent nominees to face off in November for the 58th District West Virginia House of Delegates seat.

The winner will replace incumbent Del. Dale Manuel, D-Jefferson, who is stepping down to run for a Jefferson County Commission seat.

With 20 of 29 precincts reporting, Morgan, 46, of 2 Brookline Drive, Charles Town, was beating Fred Blackmer, 56, of 330 Freedom's Way, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., for the GOP nomination.

Morgan had 495 votes to Blackmer's 283.

Locke Wysong, 31, of Charles Town, W.Va., was handily leading S. Marshall Harris, 51, of Route 2, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., for the Democratic nomination. Wysong had 973 votes and Harris had 326.

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The winner of the Nov. 2 election will serve a two-year term.

The job pays $15,000 a year.

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