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Snyder, Barnes lead W.Va. Senate races

November 05, 2008

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Democrat from Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., was the leader in the race for the open 16th District state Senate seat on Tuesday, according to unofficial election results from 90 of 90 precincts in Jefferson and Berkeley counties.

Herb Snyder, 55, got 26,670 votes compared to 26,470 votes for Republican Bob Adams, a Kearneysville, W.Va., resident who campaigned on the state's economy.

The four-year term pays $20,000 each year.

Republican incumbent Sen. John Yoder ran for a different position.

Incumbent Sen. Clark Barnes, R-Randolph, was leading in his effort to keep the 15th District state Senate seat that he won four years ago from former Sen. Mike Ross, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's election.

In Morgan County, Barnes received 3,948 votes to 2,762 for Ross.

Barnes, 58, is a businessman and lives in Elkins, W.Va. Both candidates are from Randolph County.

The salary is $20,000 a year.

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