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Local Municipal Election Results

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Four local communities held municipal elections on Tuesday. 

The city of Salem held its municipal election.

Citizens voted on mayor, and two council members from each of the three wards.  

Incumbent Bobby Samples was re-elected as mayor with 109 votes.  

Incumbent Al Romagnoli beat Kenneth Truex 37 to 31 for one seat in the first ward.

Another close race, Phyllis Plaugher, defeated Robert Bland 36 to 31 to take the second seat in the first ward.

Ward 2 was won by John Golden and Bobby Knight.

Finally, Nancy Siders and Roy Van Natta won the two seats open in Ward 3.

The incumbent of Ward 3, Laurie McKowen, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 25 2013.

McKowen's name remained on the ballot, and if she was elected, the seat would have remained vacant for 30 days until council named a replacement.  

Mannington also held elections on Tuesday.

Voters elected a mayor and two city council members.

In the race for mayor, Jim Taylor defeated incumbent Bob Garcia.

Charles Kolb won a four-candidate race for an at-large seat on city council.

Terry Starsick won in Precinct 66.

Becky Williams ran unopposed in Precinct 67.

Larry Smith won the Precinct 68 seas on city council.
And, in the last race in Mannington, Richard Stevens polled more votes than the other two candidates in Precinct 49.

In Lumberport the positions of mayor, town recorder, and five positions on town council.

For mayor Tom Exline won with 91 votes.

Sherry Exline was named town recorder with 121 votes.

The five spots for town council were filled by, Clark Ellis, Dave Markley, Dave Tichnell, Johnny Raven, and Rhonda Cook.
Finally, 18 voters in Coalton, in Randolph County, went to the polls Tuesday.

They reelected Mayor James Rossi and council members Mike Wilson, Pat Rossi, Jim Tug Ross, Donna Long, and Levi Wiseman, all of whom ran unopposed.

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