Upshur County finalizes Primary Election results with canvassing Monday

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission met Monday morning to finalize the 2024 Primary Election results.

According to Upshur County Clerk Carol Smith, 15 ballots were added during the canvassing process: four absentee and 11 provisional ballots. The additional votes did not change the outcome of any races.

Of the 14,450 registered voters in Upshur County, about 5,709 voted in the Primary Election, a turnout of 39.51%.

According to the final results, 482 of the people who cast ballots did not vote for or against the Upshur County Schools levy; it failed by 347 votes. In the Upshur County Board of Education race, a third of the votes were classified as undervotes, meaning voters did not vote for a maximum of two candidates on their ballots. There were 3,792 uncast votes in a race in where the winner was decided by just 21 votes.

Here are the final vote totals:

School Levy

  • Against – 2,787
  • For – 2,440

Upshur County Commission — 6-yr term (R)

  • Kristie G. Tenney (District 3) – 2,965
  • Scott H. Williams (District 2) – 1,258

Upshur County Commission — 2-yr term (R)

  • Doug Bush (District 2) – 2,114
  • Patrick Kyle Lane (District 2) – 1,692
  • Jesse Davidson (District 3) – 347

Upshur County Sheriff (R)

  • Mike Coffman – 3,555
  • Timothy (Timmy) Kelley – 451
  • Chester Zickefoose – 272

Upshur County Prosecuting Attorney (R)

  • Bryan S. Hinkle – 3,426

Upshur County Assessor (R)

  • Dustin “Dusty” Zickefoose – 3,787

Upshur County Surveyor (R)

  • Dale P. Bennett – 3,621

Upshur County Magistrate (Div.1)

  • Mark Davis – 3,021
  • Kay Hurst – 2,349

Upshur County Magistrate (Div. 2)

  • Alan Suder – 4,714

Upshur County Board of Education

  • Susan M. King (District 3) – 3,171
  • William (Willie) Parker (District 2) – 1,848
  • Rob Hinton (District 2) – 1,827
  • Neil W. Leput (District 3) – 754

Buckhannon Mayor

  • Robbie Skinner – 822

Buckhannon City Council (3 Seats)

  • Robert Zuliani – 533
  • Jack Reger – 475
  • Pam Bucklew – 386
  • Scott Randall – 357
  • Laura Foulks – 183
  • John Antolini – 179
  • Jim Valenson – 128
  • Mike Ruffing – 127

Conservation District Supervisor

  • Mateal Poling – 2,634
  • Amber Stripling – 1,876

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