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Thompson retains seat in Ft. Gay city election
Roberta Blevins
FORT GAY, W.Va. —The mayor in Fort Gay retained his office for another term after last week's election was challenged.

Lawrence Thompson was officially declared mayor during a special meeting Monday by town council members to canvass 11 challenged ballots.

After the challenged ballots were tallied, Thompson picked up four votes, making his total vote count 144 to 113 for his opponent, James Dean 113.

In town council races, incumbent Owen Marcum gained four votes, making his total 156. David Thompson, another incumbent, picked up four of the challenged ballots, making his total 150. Newcomer Larry Britt gained one vote, making his total 122.

In the closest race for a seat on the council was incumbent Regina Hill, who gained two of the challenged votes, making her total 121. Incumbent council member Rose Devaney picked up one vote to make her total 119. Fred Thompson gained five votes, making him a total of 102,

Incumbent Lacy Caudill will remain in the municipal judge's seat after defeating opponents Carlos Leep and Chuck Devaney.

Carolyn Rowe ran unopposed for recorder.

The results of the election were certified at a special town meeting at Fort Gay Town Hall on Wednesday.


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