Don't look for any moving boxes at the state Treasurer, Auditor or Secretary of State offices: Democrats John Perdue, Glen B. Gainer and Natalie Tennant all get to keep their jobs after clobbering their Republican opponents in the Tuesday's election.
With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Perdue received 67,805 more votes than state Sen. Mike Hall, claiming 56 of the vote. In all, voters cast 330,107 ballots for Perdue and 262,302 for Hall.
Hall, 63, of Hurricane, was first elected to the House of Delegates in 1994. He served six terms there, including two as the Minority Whip, before making a successful run for state senate in 2004. He is currently the senate minority leader.
Perdue, 62, who was first elected treasurer in 1998, said his re-election shows West Virginians are satisfied with the job he's done.
He said he plans to keep growing the state's SMART 529 college savings plan, and continue trying to get residents' unclaimed money back in the right hands.
"I thank the citizens of this great state for giving me another term as state treasurer," he said.
Hall, whose Senate term does not end until 2014, said he's disappointed the treasurers race did not end in his favor but is heartened by other gains Republicans made on Tuesday, particularly in state Senate races.
"The GOP is going to come out tonight stronger than it was the day before," he said.
State Auditor Glen B. Gainer, who succeeded his father Glen Gainer II in the auditor's office in 1993, received 58 percent of the vote in his race, with 95 percent of precincts reporting.
Voters cast 337,790 ballots for Gainer, 91,094 more than were cast for his Republican challenger Larry Faircloth.
Faircloth, 64, a Martinsburg resident, is a former member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, where he served from 1980 to 2004.
"We worked really hard on our side. He's the incumbent, that kind of gave him an upper hand," Faircloth said Tuesday night.