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Incumbent mayors win in CG, Proctorville

COAL GROVE — Voters in Coal Grove and Proctorville re-elected their incumbent mayors on Tuesday.

In Coal Grove, Larry McDaniel defeated Eric Holmes, 62.05 to 37.95 percent. He thanked voters and praised the turnout and the campaign.

“It was a clean race, an honest race and a good campaign,” he said.

McDaniel said he would like to focus first on getting money for the water plant, for projects to be completed by April.

While in Proctorville, it was a razor-thin victory, as voters re-elected Richard Dunfee.

With final unofficial results in, Dunfee defeated Brian Root, with 108 to 106 votes, or 50.47 to 49.53 percent.

Since the spread between the two candidates was more than 0.5 percent, a recount will not be conducted.

The race was so close, Dunfee was still awaiting final results at home when he was contacted by The Tribune for comment on his victory.

Dunfee said he would continue his work, focusing on the village’s finances.

“We’ll get the budget to where we can start doing more things,” he said.