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Pocahontas County Election Results - David Fleming Wins Democratic Nomination for County Commission

Thursday May 15, 2008
The Pocahontas Times

Note from Eight Rivers Safe Development: David Fleming won the Democratic nomination for Pocahontas County Commissioner in Tuesday's primary defeating incumbent James Carpenter.

David has been a steadfast supporter of looking for alternatives to a regional sewage treatment plant. This was a key platform of his campaign.

The results of the vote speak strongly of the local citizens' concern/question for the need of a regional sewage treatment plant and the desire to seek alternative solutions.

An excerpt from an article in the May 14th issue of The Pocahontas Times summarizing the election results is below. The full article can be viewed on-line at the link above.

Irvine, Beverage Only Incumbents To Return To Courthouse Offices

Pamela Pritt

Pocahontas County voters turned out in big numbers Tuesday to make changes in courthouse offices. Sixty-eight percent of registered Democrat voters cast ballots, and 43.83 percent of Republicans voted in the Primary.

Only Assessor Dolan Irvine, who was unopposed, and Magistrate Kathy Beverage, who ran in a field of four, will return to their offices in January. Neither has a Republican challenger in November.


The county commission race continued the trend. Incumbent James Carpenter fell to challenger David Fleming by a margin of 474 votes. Carpenter received 802 votes, while Fleming pulled in 1276 votes. Fleming will make his bid against the Republican winner, Charles Wilfong, in November. Wilfong defeated both Mulvie Grimes and Jeremy Bauserman. Wilfong got 387 votes to Grimes’ 137 and Bauserman’s 140.