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Former school board member enters race

January 27, 2006|by DAVE McMILLION

charlestown@herald-mail.com

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Pete Dougherty, who served on the Jefferson County Board of Education for 18 years before being outsted in the May 2002 election, has filed to run in this year's race.

Dougherty, of 1101 S. Samuel St., Charles Town, will run from the Charles Town district in the May 9 election.

Dougherty could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Dougherty served as board of education president for 12 years.

Dougherty was defeated along with incumbents Peter Morgens and Larry Togans when Lori Stilley, Delores Milstead and Cheryl Huff were elected in 2002.

Stilley, Milstead and Huff are running for re-election.

Also filing to run for the board of education was Scott Sudduth, of 1052 North Childs Road, Kearneysville, according to the Jefferson County Clerk's office.

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Sudduth, who will run from the Middleway district, could not be reached for comment.

In other filings affecting Jefferson County:

· Frances Berry Morgan filed papers to run for the Jefferson County Commission seat currently held by Jane Tabb, said Nikki Painter, deputy clerk in the county clerk's office.

Morgan previously announced her intention to run for the position when she filed precandidacy papers.

· Del. John Doyle, D-Jefferson, said today that he has filed for re-election to the House of Delegates from the 57th District, which covers northern and eastern Jefferson County.

"I have worked hard for the last 14 years to improve our public schools from kindergarten through graduate school, to protect and preserve our historic resources, to strengthen our land-use laws and to provide better health care for our citizens," Doyle said in a news release.

"While much has been accomplished in each of these areas, much remains to be done in all of them. I pledge my best efforts to accomplish that which remains to be done."

The primary election will be May 9, when registered voters for each party will elect their representatives for the general election Nov. 7.

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