Preston County prepares for primary election

Preston

With the primary election less than a week away many residents in Preston County have already started casting their votes.  

Many different issues are being voted on for the non-Partisan ballot including four candidates who are running to replace Circuit Court Judge Larry Miller who announced his retirement in December.

In the race for Magistrate P.L. Grimm is facing Rhonda Sypolt, both of Rowlesburg.

Also in Rowlesburg, six candidates are running for five open positions for City Council.

There will also be a few levies voted on in Preston County including the Volunteer Fire Department Levy to help with funding.

Another levy being voted on is the Board of Education Levy, which would provide almost $2.5 million for all schools in Preston County.

There are also five candidates running for positions on the Board of Education with the only incumbent being Robert McCrum.

On the Republican ballot, issues will be voted on such as the 52nd House of Delegates where Incumbent Terri Sypolt is facing Justin Hough, and with no candidates running on the Democratic ballot the winner of this race will be the defacto winner in November.

Six new republican candidates are running for County Commissioner, and with John Crippin being the only democrat in this race the republican winner will face him in November.

The primary election will be held on May 8, but there’s still time to get out and vote early until May 5.  

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