Majority of Upshur County Voters Say 'NO' to Upshur County Schools Excess Levy

November 9, 2022

Mountaineer News

Upshur County Schools

BUCKHANNON - The Upshur County Schools excess levy will not continue after the current levy expires in July of 2024.


The levy provided Upshur County Schools with instructional materials, technology, contracted services, PRO Officers, tech services and extracurricular bus trips.


Upshur County Public Library received $100,000 each year from the levy, and other programs provided by the 4-H Extension Office and Stockert Youth and Community Center will be affected... programs that are vital for our students and our children.


With 20 of 20 precincts reporting, 2,998 voted for the levy with 3,164 voting against.


The levy would not have increased taxes by a single cent.


Other November 8th Election Results

(20 of 20 Precincts Reporting)


U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional District

  • Alexander X. Mooney (R) – 4475

  • Barry Lee Wendell (D) – 1594


State Senator, 11th District

  • Bill Hamilton (R) – 5582


House of Delegates, 64th District

  • Adam Burkhammer (R) – 580

  • John Clise (D) – 107


House of Delegates, 65th District

  • Carl ‘Robbie’ Martin (R) – 3711


House of Delegates, 68th District

  • Chris Phillips (R) – 833


Circuit Clerk

  • Brian P. Gaudet (R) – 5651


County Commissioner, District 1

  • Sam Nolte (R) – 5609


County Clerk

  • Carol J. Smith (R) – 5658


Amendment 1

  • For the Amendment – 2429

  • Against the Amendment – 3720


Amendment 2

  • For the Amendment – 2394

  • Against the Amendment – 4643


Amendment 3

  • For the Amendment –2394

  • Against the Amendment – 3720


Amendment 4

  • For the Amendment – 2310

  • Against the Amendment – 3947