Tomblin elected governor
Earl Ray Tomblin was elected governor of West Virginia in Tuesday’s Special Gubernatorial Election.
Statewide, the Democratic acting governor narrowly defeated his Republican challenger Bill Maloney by a 50% to 47% margin.
In Morgan County, Maloney was the clear-cut winner. He received 1,643 votes to 883 for Tomblin, winning the local vote by 62% to 33%.
Locally, Mountain Party candidate Bob Henry Baber got 72 votes, independent candidate Marla Dee Ingels got 40, and American Third Position candidate Harry Bertram got 14.
Tomblin will serve as governor until the end of 2012. A governor for a full four-year term will be elected in November, 2012.