Incumbent County Commissioner Paul Cowey retained his Clay District seat in a three-way race against Brett Lemley and Ted Arneault, Jr. Cowey received 1,071 votes (36.16%) while Lemley received 974 (32.8%) and Arneault 917(30.96).

Seventy five votes separated Karen (Baier)Valenti and incumbent Valerie Truax in the County Clerk’s race. Valenti received 1,426 (51.46%) votes and Truax received 1,341 (48.46%)

Veteran employee and current Circuit Clerk Sandy Casto retained her position with 1,936 (69.3%) against newcomer Fred Marella who garnered 854 (30.61%).

Hancock County’s turnout of 27.16 % was higher than the State of West Virginia which had a 22.73% turnout. With competitive Republican races on the ballot, 3,065 voters cast Republican ballots while 1,906 Democrats voted. Hancock County has 18,503 registered voters.

All results are unofficial pending the vote canvas scheduled for next,