MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The canvassing of ballots cast for the general election in Berkeley County has produced no changes in contested races, according to a summary report of the official results released by County Clerk John W. Small Jr.
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and state Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley, each received 63 percent of the vote in their respective races, garnering the largest margins of victory than any other contested race on the ballot, according to the report. Capito received 12,511 votes and Unger received 11,288, but six precincts in Berkeley County are not included in the 16th State Senatorial District.
Berkeley County Magistrate Jim Humphrey cemented his most narrow of all victories in the election over challenger William "Kirby" Lewis, defeating the Republican by 928 votes, according to the report.
In the race for County Commission, Republican Bill Stubblefield received 54.1 percent, or 10,557 votes, and Democrat Ryan B. Frankenberry received 45.8 percent, or 8,937 votes.