Neil wins council tie


LOGAN — The official canvas of the election results from the June 9 Chapmanville election has yielded results and solved the three-way in the race for town council.

Originally, Gary Bledsoe, Jason Freeman and Chad Neil were shown to have each received 119 votes putting each of them in tie for the for fifth seat on Chapmanville town council, but, after the official canvas was completed where provisional ballots can be challenged and accepted, Neil was able to top Bledsoe and Freeman gaining an extra vote to put him at 120 total. Bledsoe and Freeman remained at 119 votes each.

Sadie Ann Christian captured the most votes for council taking over 14 percent of the vote. James “Tony” Robison carried just over 12 percent of the vote and well over 11 percent of the electorate voted for Benjamin Desrocher. Robin Adams Mutters also captured 11 percent of the vote.

Tammy Hensley Hazlett will fill the long-held seat of Claude Workman as the town recorder of Chapmanville. Hazlett took just over 54 percent of the vote while her opponent Teresa Lemon captured nearly 46 percent.

Incumbent Jerry Price Jr. edged out Tommy Kirk for mayor’s seat with Price taking 42 percent of the vote and Kirk carrying nearly 39 percent of the vote. Gary Hazlett captured 17 percent of the electorate.

With 1045 registered voters in the Town of Chapmanville, voter turnout was 29 percent. A total of 303 votes were cast.

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