Morgantown’s Municipal election saw a much higher voter turnout than the last election.
The election was also very competitive as each ward was filled with two candidates running against each other.
The increased competition led to quite a few incumbents losing their seats.
City Clerk Linda Tucker said over 1,000 people voted early this year as opposed to around 400 in 2015.
“Well I think also because of all the candidates we had too. But also we publicized it well and I think people wanted some changes too and they were curious about coming out and voting,” said Tucker.
According to city officials, the unofficial election results are as follows:
- Rachel L. Fetty – 1,652
- Ron Bane – 915
- Bill Kawecki – 1,446
- Al Bonner – 1,118
- Ryan Wallace – 1,571
- Wesley “Wes” Nugent – 968
- Jenny Selin – 1,453
- Eldon Callen 1,117
- Ron Dulaney Jr. – 1,618
- Kyle McAvoy – 793
- Mark Brazaitis – 1,620
- Jay Redmond – 1,000
- Barry Lee Wendell – 1,353
- Bill Graham – 1,114
Canvassing will be held in Council Chamber on Monday, May 1 at 3 p.m.