Tomblin, Maloney, Helmick and Hall advance to the general election in West Virginia

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May 8, 2012

By Ballotpedia's state executive team

CHARLESTON, WV: Six state executive offices are up for election in West Virginia this year. Primary elections were held tonight for three of the offices: governor, treasurer and agriculture commissioner. The other offices - secretary of state, attorney general and auditor - had only one Republican and one Democrat running for each and were not on the ballot.

Earl Ray Tomblin, the only incumbent seeking re-election who faced a primary challenger, easily defeated Arne Moltis in the Democratic gubernatorial election. In the Democratic primary race for agriculture commissioner, state Senator Walt Helmick bested four other candidates and will face Kent Leonhardt in November's general election.[1]

Election results for each of the contested races are below:

Update (July 6, 2012) - The following results have been automatically updated to reflect the official totals.

Governor

Governor of West Virginia Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Ray Tomblin 84.4% 170,481
Arne Moltis 15.6% 31,587
Total Votes 202,068
Election Results Via:The West Virginia Secretary of State.


Governor of West Virginia Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Maloney 83.5% 86,925
Ralph William Clark 16.5% 17,165
Total Votes 104,090
Election Results Via:The West Virginia Secretary of State.


Treasurer

Treasurer of West Virginia Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Hall 55.6% 49,433
Steve Connolly 44.4% 39,512
Total Votes 88,945
Election Results Via:The West Virginia Secretary of State.


Agriculture Commissioner

Agriculture Commissioner of West Virginia Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWalt Helmick 32.9% 59,376
Sally Shepherd 24.6% 44,454
Steve Miller 21.7% 39,130
Joe Messineo 13.6% 24,613
Bob Tabb 7.2% 12,976
Total Votes 180,549
Election Results Via:The West Virginia Secretary of State.


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