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Morgan County primary winners look to November

May 20, 2008|By TRISH RUDDER

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Stacy A. Dugan won the Democratic nomination in the Morgan County Commission race with 72 percent of the votes and will face off against the incumbent Republican Glen R. Stotler in November.

Winning all 13 precincts, Dugan said she appreciated the support from Morgan County residents.

"I am looking to serving Morgan County in the future and know that we can work together to provide open government."

John Allen Swaim, the incumbent assessor, won the Democratic nomination with more than 59 percent of the votes. Swaim will run against Ronnie McIntire, the Republican nominee who ran unopposed.

The hard-fought race for Morgan County Sheriff was won by Morgan County's Chief Deputy Sheriff, Vince Shambaugh. He won the Republican nomination for sheriff by 434 votes, according to official results.

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Shambaugh led in 11 of the 13 precincts.

Shambaugh said, "I'm looking forward to serve and improve the department as the county grows."

No Democrat filed in the primary.

Morgan County's Board of Education incumbents were the two top vote-getters in the nonpartisan race, and they will keep their seats.

Laura S. Smith, school board president, won with 2,016 votes and Larry Omps, the board vice president received 1,627 votes. Smith is from District 2 and Omps serves District 1. Both have served 12 years on the Board of Education.

Their new four-year term begins July 1.

"We appreciate the voters' confidence," Smith said, "and hope to continue to move the Morgan County students forward in their education."

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