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Williams Wins; Wolfe Concedes Huntington Mayoral Race

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Democratic challenger and Huntington City Councilman Steve Williams will be Huntington's newest mayor, according to unofficial returns.

Huntington Mayor Kim Wolfe has conceded the city mayoral race to mayor-elect Williams.

"I wish the best for the incoming mayor and I will assist in that, because the most important thing is the benefit of the city," Wolfe told WSAZ.com.

With 90 percent of precincts reporting, Williams had received 8,039 votes -- compared to 5,090 for Wolfe.

Wolfe, a Republican, was seeking his second term as mayor.

Democratic challenger Williams is a current city councilman.

He appeared on NewsChannel3 Tonight Tuesday to discuss his plans for the city.

"There is greatness in this city," Williams said. "And with that greatness, we're going to see some marvelous things. And these aren't pipe dreams, by any means. There is a quote that my father gave to me once from Robert Browning... It said that if your reach shouldn't exceed your grasp, then what's a heaven for? Well, we're in almost heaven West Virginia and we're going to demonstrate to everyone that we have a very unique way of looking at things and people will be coming to us to see how we got that done."

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