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Tabb retains 56th W.Va. Delegate seat

November 03, 2004|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Incumbent Del. Bob Tabb, a Democrat who represents the 56th District, defeated his Republican challenger Jim Whitacre, according to complete, but unofficial results.

In Berkeley County, Whitacre, 42, of Pikeside in Berkeley County, a self-employed excavating contractor, had 2,425 votes to the 1,576 cast for Tabb, 52, a Jefferson County nursery owner.

In Jefferson County, Tabb received 2,126 votes to Whitacre's 1,005.

The two candidates faced off for the same seat two years ago.

Delegates in West Virginia earn $15,000 a year.

The 56th District, which was created two years ago, includes the southwestern portion of Jefferson County and the east central portion of Berkeley County.

Communities in the district include Leetown, Middleway, Summit Point, the western side of Rippon, Baker Heights and Vanville. It also includes the developments of Huntfield and Orchard Hills.

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