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Incumbents Fall in Reynolds County

Two incumbents lost their bid for another term in office Tuesday in Reynolds County. A new sheriff and two commissioners will take office in January.

Cody Newman defeated Cody Martin 557 to 167 for the Republican nomination for sheriff. He will face Democrat Donald Horn in the November General Election. Horn defeated incumbent Tom Stout 777 to 426 to win the Democratic nomination.

Larry Pogue Jr beat incumbent Doug Warren for the Democrat nomination for 1st District Commissioner. Pogue received 427 votes to Warren’s 257. Incumbent Eddie Williams won the Democratic nomination for 2nd District Commissioner defeating former commissioner Wayne Henson 326 to 212. Neither Pogue nor Williams will have an opponent in November.

Rick Parker, Robyn Gray, and Jeff McSpadden had no opponents in the Primary Election and will not have a race in November. Parker was re-elected assessor with 877 votes. Gray was re-elected public administrator with 793 votes. McSpadden was re-elected coroner with 994 votes. All three are Democrats.

For Circuit Judge, Reynolds County Republicans favored Michael Randazzo. He received 429 votes. Kristopher Crews received 30, Brandi Baird 193, Stephen Paulus 10, and Christopher Piatt 94.

In the Senate race, Joshua Barrett led the three-candidate field with 304 votes. Kent Scism received 232 votes and Elaine Freeman Gannon 205 votes.

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