CHARLES TOWN, W.VA.- Democrat Locke Wysong is on his way to the Legislature after defeating Republican Suzanne Morgan in the race for the 58th District House of Delegates seat Tuesday night, according to complete, unofficial results.
With all 29 precincts reporting, Wysong collected 4,203 votes and Morgan had 3,596 votes, according to returns.
The 58th District House seat is currently held by Dale Manuel, but he decided against a re-election bid so he could run for a Jefferson County Commission seat, which he won Tuesday night.
The House of Delegates position has a two year term and it pays $15,000 a year.
Both Wysong and Morgan said economic development in Jefferson County and getting the local school system the resources it needs were priorities in their platforms.