A Republican candidate captured the win during Tuesday's general election and will be the new Tucker County prosecuting attorney.
Ray LaMora, from Elkins, edged out Democrat Chris Cooper, of Davis.
According to unofficial results, Lamora received 50.47 percent of the vote, with 1,556 votes. Cooper received 1,524 votes, for 49.43 percent.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Christian Broschart
Chris Cooper, of Davis, right, congratulates Ray LaMora, of Elkins, Tuesday evening for winning the race for prosecuting attorney in Tucker County.
"It was a fantastic race," LaMora said. "My opponent did very well. I am happy with the win and am happy to serve the citizens of Tucker County and create a safer community."
LaMora established his law office in Elkins in July 2011. He said he is excited to move from working defense to prosecution.
"I am young, energetic and excited to serve the residents of Tucker County," LaMora said. "I am not new to the area, as I do court-appointed work in Tucker County, and have served 15 seasons in ski patrol and instruction."
LaMora said he and Cooper talked at the beginning of the race, wishing one another good luck.
Incumbent William "Mont" Miller was not on the ballot, as he is retiring following 32 years of service as Tucker County prosecuting attorney.