Update - Stubblefield cruises in Berkeley County Commission election

November 08, 2006|by MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bill Stubblefield, the Republican, pro-zoning candidate in the race for Berkeley County Commission, defeated his Democratic opponent in Tuesday's general election, according to complete but unofficial results.

The tally of votes from all 65 precincts showed Stubblefield received 10,382 votes or 54.2 percent. Ryan B. Frankenberry, 28, of 21 Cooper Way, Gerrardstown, W.Va., Valley Magisterial District, received 8,738 votes or 45.6 percent.

The other two commission seats are held by Republicans.

A retired rear admiral with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Stubblefield, 66, of 291 Carlyle Road, Martinsburg, Tuscarora Magisterial District, will serve a six-year term. The position pays $36,960 a year.

In his campaign, Stubblefield described zoning as "smart growth." He also said he would advocate for more support of parks and recreation, back state lawmakers' attempts to assist older residents with property tax relief measures and do whatever possible to recruit companies to the county that pay higher salaries.


Stubblefield will fill the seat being vacated by Howard L. Strauss, who did not seek re-election.

Berkeley County Commission

Bill Stubblefield (R) 10,382

Ryan Frankenberry (D)8,738

With 65 of 65 precincts reporting

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