Monongalia County Sheriff Perry Palmer will serve his second term as the county’s sheriff after winning reelection Tuesday.
“First of all, I’m overwhelmed,” Palmer said. “It goes to show you that the people of Monongalia County are happy with what we’re doing here to give me another term, and I appreciate each and every one of them for that.”
He also thanked his family, campaign chair and campaign committee.
By West Virginia law, sheriffs can serve a maximum of two four-year terms.
Palmer received 7,586 votes. His opponent, John Kisner got 4,028 votes.
Kisner, said he intends to challenge results. He said he suspects his and Palmer’s names were flipped.
All election results are unofficial until canvassing is complete.