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Sheriff Candidates Chosen by Voters

May 9, 2012
By CASEY JUNKINS - Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Democrat Ralph Fletcher will face Republican Ronald Haggerty Sr. in the race for Hancock County sheriff in the November general election as a result of the Tuesday primary.

Fletcher collected 1,977 votes in besting fellow Democrats Ted Dragisich and Ken Thorn, who took 1,511 votes and 1,098 votes, respectively.

Haggerty claimed 966 votes to overcome fellow Republicans George Village with 272 and Creston Kennedy with 200.

Fletcher has said he favors the state's ban on texting while driving.

He also believes illegal drug use is the county's top crime problem, especially since there are so many spin-off crimes that occur because of it.

Haggerty also supports West Virginia's new texting while driving ban and agreed illegal drugs are his county's top problem.

To combat this, as sheriff, Haggerty would want more deputies to enforce related laws.

Current Hancock County Sheriff Mike White is term limited and instead is seeking election as a magistrate.

 
 
 

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