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WILLAMSON — Three candidates will face off in the Republican primary for a seat in the West Virginia State Senate representing the sixth district — which includes southern Wayne, Mingo, McDowell and Mercer counties.

Incumbent State Sen. Mark R. Maynard was first elected to the office in November 2014. He resides in Wayne and owns a business there.

HD Media reporter Nancy Peyton primarily covers news in Mingo County.

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