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West Virginia general election preview

September 06, 2006

Voters in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia will have plenty of decisions to make at the general election on Nov. 7.

Here's a breakdown of races by county and state:

JEFFERSON COUNTY



Democrat Frances Morgan will run against incumbent Jefferson County Commission member Jane Tabb in the Nov. 7 general election.

Tabb, who is finishing her first six-year term on the commission, is a Republican.

Tabb, 53, of Kearneysville, W.Va., and Morgan, 43, of Summit Point, W.Va., are both farmers in Jefferson County.

BERKELEY COUNTY



In the race for the Berkeley County Commission, Republican William "Bill" Stubblefield is running against Ryan B. Frankenberry, a Democrat.

Frankenberry, 28, resides in the Valley magisterial district, which includes part or all of the communities of Tomahawk, Jones Spring, Shanghai, Ganotown, Glengary, Gerrardstown and Pikeside in the south and west portions of the county.

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Stubblefield, 66, is a Martinsburg area resident in the Tuscarora magisterial district, which includes the communities of Baker Heights, Blairton, Greensburg, Scrabble and Files Crossroad in east Berkeley County.




STATE RACES



STATE SENATE


16th District

In the 16th District race for the West Virginia State Senate, two-term incumbent 37-year-old John R. Unger II, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Jerry Mays, 63. Both reside in Martinsburg. The 16th District includes all but six precincts in southwest Berkeley County and all of neighboring Jefferson County to the east.

HOUSE OF DELEGATES


53rd District

In the 53rd District race for the West Virginia House of Delegates, Republican Jonathan Miller is vying against Jerry L. Burton, a Democrat. Miller, 22, resides in Bunker Hill, W.Va., and Burton is a resident of Inwood, W.Va.

Configured like a boot, the south Berkeley County precincts in the 53rd District include part or all of the communities of Jones Spring, Shanghai, Ganotown, Glengary, Gerrardstown, Pikeside, Darkesville, Inwood, Bunker Hill and Ridgeway.

56th District

Del. Bob Tabb, D-Jefferson, will defend his 56th House of Delegates seat against Republican challenger Earl Wilbourne in the Nov. 7 general election.

Tabb, 54, of Kearneysville, is finishing his second, two year term and also works as a farmer and owner of a nursery.

Wilbourne, 51, is a minister and small business owner.

57th District

Del. John Doyle, D-Jefferson and Republican Bob Murto will face each other in the race for the 57th House of Delegates seat in the Nov. 7 general election.

Doyle, 64, of Shepherdstown, is seeking his eighth term in office and also works in real estate and as a radio talk show host.

Murto, 57, of Harpers Ferry, is retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

58th District

In the race for the 58th House of Delegates seat, Del. Locke Wysong, D-Jefferson will face Republican Bob Adams in the Nov. 7 election.

Wysong, 33, of Charles Town is seeking his second term and is also an apprentice real estate appraiser.

Adams, 36, of Charles Town, is a small business owner.

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