Ballot order determined for primary in Jefferson County

February 22, 2006|by DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - How the 12 names of candidates for the Jefferson County Board of Education will appear on the May 9 primary ballot was determined Tuesday.

The positioning of the names was determined through a drawing of numbers Tuesday morning, said Nikki Painter, deputy clerk in the Jefferson County Clerk's office.

Numbers one through 12 were placed in a basket and ballot commissioner Charlie Cheezum picked a number in the basket for each candidate, Painter said.


The number determined where in the list each candidate name appears, Painter said.

There are four open seats on the board of education.

The following is how the names will appear in numerical order on the ballot. The symbol (i) denotes the incumbent:

1. Cheryl Huff (i)

2. Sandy Collier

3. Susan Pellish

4. Timothy Hayden

5. Gary Kable

6. Delores Milstead (i)

7. Scott Sudduth

8. Mariland Dunn Lee

9. Lori Stilley (i)

10. Pete Dougherty

11. J.J. Cook

12. Ed "Pootie" Johnson

In other drawings, Democrat Billy Hendricks Jr. will appear in the number one slot followed by incumbent Robert C. Byrd in the race for the Democratic nomination to U.S. Senate, Painter said.

On the Republican side, the list will appear starting with Zane Lawhorn, John R. Raese, Paul J. Brown, Charles G. "Bud" Railey, Rick Snuffer and Hiram Lewis.

In the Democratic primary race for the U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional district, the list will appear as Richie Robb, Mark Hunt, and Mike Callaghan.

The incumbent, Shelley Moore Capito, is unopposed in the Republican primary.

No other local races required a number drawing for positioning, Painter said.

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