Update - Bloyer wins Register of Wills race

November 08, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

John R. Bloyer II, who has served as Register of Wills for 14 years, appeared to win another four-year term in Tuesday's general election.

Bloyer, 59, a Democrat, is a lifelong Washington County resident who lives in Hagers-town.

He received 19,679 votes, according to unofficial results with 50 of 50 precincts reporting.

Bloyer ran against Republican Kevin Miller, 64, of Smithsburg, who received 14,534 votes.

"I like the way the voting is going, and I hope I do well enough with the other precincts that I can continue my job," Bloyer said.

The Register of Wills serves a four-year term and earns $81,000 a year.

Bloyer has worked in the Register of Wills office for 23 years.

There were 4,037 absentee ballots issued. As of Tuesday, 3,550 had been returned.

Washington County Register of Wills

John R. Bloyer II (D) 19,679


Kevin Miller (R) 14,534

With 50 of 50 precincts reporting

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