Cove and County Voters Choose the Familiar in 2021 Primary
May 27, 2021
Blair County voters had only one contested county race to decide, and overwhelmingly gave the nod to Republican Robin Patton over primary opponent Bill Straesser in the race for Prothonotary. Unofficial tallies show Patton receiving 9,373 votes to Straesser’s 5,584.
District Attorney Pete Weeks, running unopposed, received 14,637 votes while Sheriff Jim Ott, the only name on the ballot for the office, garnered 15,365.
Municipal races saw familiar names continue to have voter support as Martinsburg Mayor Richard Brantner Sr., while running unopposed, received 315 of the 316 votes cast by...