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Candidates bow from county races

February 16, 2012
By Carra Higgins - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

Two Randolph County Primary Election candidates have withdrawn their names from the ballot.

James Hawkins, a Republican, who had filed to run for prosecuting attorney, and Khristina M. Croston, a candidate for the Randolph County Board of Education, Tygart District, will not seek election. Tuesday was the last day for individuals to remove names from the ballots.

Now that Hawkins has withdrawn from the race, the candidates for Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney will be Michael Parker and Dwight Hall, both Democrats.

Those seeking election to the Randolph County Board of Education are incumbent Harvey Taylor, Tygart District; incumbent Bruce Haddix, Cheat District; and Stephanie Shank and Norman Allan Teter, Elkins District. No more than two representatives from a single district can hold a post on the board.

On Feb. 21, the ballot order will be drawn. Those who are not registered to vote and would like to cast a ballot in the Primary Election, which will be May 8, must register by April 17.

Polling places on May 8 will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Early voting in person at county courthouses will be from April 25 to May 5 during regular business hours.



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