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Incumbents keep Harpers Ferry council seats

June 10, 2009|By RICHARD F. BELISLE

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- Voters in Harpers Ferry Tuesday were able to work their way through a field of nine candidates running for five council seats by returning three to office, ousting one incumbent and seating a newcomer.

Mayor Jim Addy and Town Recorder Kevin Carden ran unopposed.

The losing incumbent was Robert Johnson, who leaves after serving a single, two-year term. He has served in the past. He had 44 votes Tuesday, according to complete but unofficial results.

Incumbent Councilman Brendan Soennecken called it quits after one term and did not seek re-elecion.

Elayne Edel, who ended the day with 72 votes to come in third of the five council winners, will take her seat for the first time July 1.

The top vote-getter in Tuesday's voting was incumbent Charlotte Thompson with 98 votes, according to complete but unofficial results.

Following Edel, in order of their finish, were incumbents Dan Riss, a 12-year council veteran, who came in second with 82 votes; Joe Anderson, fourth with 68 votes, and Patty Morse, fifth with 58 votes, according to complete but unofficial results.

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The losing challengers were Jeremy Hutton, 51 votes; Robert DuBose, 49 votes; and Laura Lee Clark, 46 votes, according to complete but unofficial results.

Two candidates, Midge Flinn Yost and Carrie Ellen Gauthier, withdrew from the election too late to have their names removed from the ballot.

Yost took 20 votes anyway, and Gauthier had 16, according to complete but unofficial results.

According to poll workers, 144 residents voted Tuesday.

Harpers Ferry has a population of 320.

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