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W.Va. State Senate races decided in Tuesday Primary

AM Stone | WVOW News

CHARLESTON Several state senate races in the coalfields were decided in West Virginia’s Primary Election Tuesday.

District 6 of the West Virginia State Senate is comprised of 120 precincts in McDowell, Mercer, Mingo and Wayne counties. Incumbent Senator Mark Maynard won the Republican nomination with 59.55% of a three way race. Maynard received 3,411 votes. Sabrina Grace received 1,521 votes and Wesley Blankenship received 796.

The Democratic nominee Tiffany Clemins was unopposed and received 2,306 votes. Clemins will face Maynard in November’s General Election.

Senate District 7 incumbent Ron Stollings was unopposed in his bid for the Democratic nomination. Stollings received 4,940 votes. On the Republican side, a close race between Lincoln County resident Chad McCormick and former US Attorney Mike Stuart came down to a difference of 220 votes. Stuart received 2,473 votes to McCormick’s 2,253 votes.

Stuart and Stollings are now primed for a single contest this November. The seventh senate district is comprised of Boone, Kanawha, Lincoln and Logan counties

The district 9 Senate race came down to a Republican nomination race between incumbent Senator Rollan Roberts and Mick Bates. Roberts won the nomination 4,561 votes. Bates received 4,272 votes.

The Ninth Senate district is comprised of Fayette, Raleigh and Wyoming counties.

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