KEYSER - Keyser City Council candidate Mark Tranum has withdrawn from the race, citing family and work commitments as the reason.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Keyser City Council candidate Mark Tranum has withdrawn from the race, citing family and work commitments as the reason.
Keyser city clerk Brandi Paugh confirmed this week that Tranum had withdrawn, but had not met the deadline to have his name taken off the official ballot.
Voters going to the polls on June 12 will therefore still see his name among the seven candidates for the two council seats.
“He filled out his paperwork and had it notarized; he just didn’t meet the deadline,” Paugh said.
“I want to thank all who supported me and wish the City of Keyser and its citizens the best, and may God bless you all,” Tranum said Wednesday.
Tranum was running for one of the two council seats against incumbent Jennifer Junkins, Herman Judy, William Zacot, Glenn “Sonny” Gank, William Sekella-Wahl and Kevin Vaugh.
Four candidates are running for mayor - Incumbent council member Sonny Alt, incumbent council member Eric Murphy, Damon Tillman and Brenda Gank Kitzmiller.