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LeRoy Myers holds seat in District 1C

November 08, 2006|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

WASHINGTON COUNTY - For LeRoy E. Myers Jr., victory apparently came more quickly this year.

Four years ago, Myers, a Republican, had to wait three weeks - through a recount - before finding out he had beaten Democrat Casper R. Taylor Jr., Maryland's House speaker at the time.

On Tuesday, Myers defeated Democrat Brian K. Grim 5,892 to 4,356 according to complete but unofficial Subdistrict 1C results from Washington and Allegany counties.

Although Grim edged Myers in Allegany County's 15 precincts, Myers won three of every four votes in Washington County's four precincts.

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"Based on the numbers, it was closer than I anticipated," said Myers, 55, of Clear Spring.

He was pleased that he did better this year in Washington County than four years ago, which he said shows that people are satisfied. He said the Allegany County vote probably means voters there haven't forgiven him for beating Taylor.

Grim, 27, of Cumberland, could not be reached for comment late Tuesday.

As of Tuesday evening, the Washington County Board of Elections had issued 290 absentee ballots in the subdistrict and 256 absentee ballots had been returned.

The Allegany County Board of Elections had issued 630 absentee ballots and received 472.

The number of provisional ballots - for voters whose registration was uncertain at the polls - was unknown Tuesday night.

Delegates serve four-year terms. The salary is $43,500.

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