HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — Editor’s note: This is another in a series of Eastern Panhandle candidate previews that The Herald-Mail has run over the last several months. The announcements also will be posted on our website, www.herald-mail.com, through the West Virginia primary on May 8.
Republican Elliot Simon is trying again for a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates, this time in the newly redistricted 67th District.
The district covers Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry, Shenandoah Junction and the Blue Ridge Mountain area north of W.Va. 9.
Until Dec. 31, the district will remain the 57th District, the current domain of longtime Del. John Doyle of Shepherdstown, who is not seeking re-election.
Simon, 57, of Harpers Ferry, will face W. Matthew Harris, also of Harpers Ferry, in the May 8 GOP primary.
Stephen Skinner of Shepherdstown, the Democratic candidate for the 67th District, has no primary opponent.
Simon was a Tea Party-endorsed candidate when he lost to Doyle in the 2010 general election.