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FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) - Incumbents ruled in Fayette County's primary.

Steve Kessler will remain sheriff, holding off challengers Dallas Duncan Jr. and Frank Legg. Kessler received 3,714 votes -- nearly 64 percent of all votes cast. No Republican filed for the contest.

In the County Commission contests, incumbent Matthew Wender earned the nomination of tom Oxley, 3,363 to 2,311 in the Plateau District. In the New Haven District, incumbent Denise Scalph, 2,607, prevailed over Donny Beals, 2,025; and Randall Patterson, 1,026.

Four magistrate nomination were claimed by Sharon McGraw, Danita Young, Samuel Parsons and Leonard Bickford. They will join unopposed Republican Randy Prince on the fall ballot.

R. Dale Tomlin defeated Jack Booda in the surveyor race, while Leon Ivey and Tom Koontz earned Board of Education seats.

Things got a little wet -- literally -- during vote counting, when ballots from one precinct got wet in the rain. Officials had suspected the dampened ballots might have to be hand-counted, but this proved not to be the case.

View all of Fayette County's vote totals from the Secretary of State's Office

 

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