GILMER — Larry Webb announced today he will not seek a recount of his 25-vote loss to incumbent Anthony Betterton in last Tuesday's Republican runoff for Upshur County sheriff.
In addition, he said, "To do a recount would just prolong something that would probably not change."
He said the expense of holding one was not a factor in his decision. Webb said voters now need "to focus on the coming election in November."
Betterton has no Democratic opponent in the general election. His 25-vote margin was by far his closest race since he ousted incumbent R.D. (Buck) Cross by the same number of votes in the 2000 Democratic primary. Betterton, who had always run as a Democrat before this year, converted to the GOP in late 2010.