Wythe County election 2015

Voters on Tuesday returned the Sheriff and the Clerk of Court by wide margins.

A three-way race to be Wythe County's next sheriff ended in a rout with current Sheriff Keith Dunagan taking 60 percent of the vote. Dunagan received 4,792 votes, more than double Jeff Pike's 1,731. Pike, running as an independent, finished in second. Steve Bralley came in third with 1,411 votes.

Like Dunagan, incumbent Clerk of Court Hayden Horney returned to his office with ease, taking 69 percent of the vote. Horney recorded 5,435 votes. Challenger Brian McHone received 2,458 votes, or 31 percent.

In the Treasurer's race, Lori Guynn claimed the vacant office by a wide margin, too, capturing 62 percent of the vote. Dale Yontz received 2,955 votes to Guynn's 4,897.

Incumbent Gerald Mabe, running unopposed, received 7,061 votes in his bid to return to the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. Faye Barker, also unopposed, received 6,696 votes in the Commissioner of Revenue race.

In the 19th Senate District, Wythe County voters heavily favored Republican David Suetterlein, giving him 2,810 votes to Democrat Michael Hamlar's 1,011. Independent Steven Nelson received 177 votes.

In the 40th District, Sen. Bill Carrico, running unopposed, received 3,135 votes. Republican Delegate Jeffrey Campbell, also unopposed in his bid for re-election to the House, received 6,481 votes.

Chris King, with 4,265 votes, and Bradley Martin, with 3,757 votes, filled two open seats on the Big Walker Soil and Water Conservation district.

After a time off the board, Alan Wilder will return to the School Board after capturing the District 2 seat in an uncontested race. Wilder received 1,062 votes. Chalmer Frye, running unopposed, received 1,058 votes, to reclaim the District 6 School Board seat.

Charlie Lester, running unopposed for the Board of Supervisors, received 1,082 votes, with 27 voters writing in another choice for the District 2 seat.

Timothy Reeves, running unopposed for the At-Large Board of Supervisors post, won with 85 percent of the vote, receiving 5,519 of the votes cast. Voters wrote in another choice 1,003 times.

In contested Board of Supervisors races, incumbents Joe Hale and Gene Horney fended off challenges from Maggie Poole and Linda Meyer, respectively. Hale reclaimed his District 4 seat with 629 votes to Poole's 575. Horney won by a wider margin, receiving 753 votes to Meyer's 534.

In the contested At-Large School Board race, Lee Johnson bested Deborah Crigger by about 3 percentage points. Johnson received 3,818 votes and Crigger recorded 3,603. Voters wrote in another name 75 times.

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