Kanawha County Delegates Meshea Poore and Danny Wells, both Democrats, inspect vote totals. Both were re-elected Tuesday.
The 36th District was created following the breakup of the seven-member House 30th District. Wells, Guthrie and Hunt now serve in the 36th.
"I feel good because the state is in good financial shape," Wells said Tuesday. "The Upper Kanawha Valley is doing well, and I look forward to spending a lot of time down there with those people."
Holstein runs a nonprofit consulting firm. Sweeney owns a construction company, and Thaxton is an electrician who heads Faith Electrical Service.
The 36th District includes parts of South Hills, Kanawha City, Charleston's West Side and eastern Kanawha County.
During the campaign, candidates said they supported upgrading roads, as well as sewer and water systems across the county.
In other House of Delegates races in Kanawha County:
Incumbent Delegates Dave Perry, John Pino and Margaret Staggers won re-election, with only Mountain Party candidate Tighe Bullock on the ballot against them in the 32nd District, which includes a few hundred residents of Montgomery as well as much of Fayette County.
Incumbent Meshea Poore, a Democrat, defeated Mountain Party candidate Derrick Westly Shaffer in the 37th District, which includes downtown Charleston and the West Side flats.
Republican incumbents Patrick Lane and Ron Walters defeated Democratic challengers Ginny Moles and Clint Casto in the 38th and 39th districts in western Kanawha County.
House Minority Leader Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, was unopposed in the 40th District.
As for other races that included part of Putnam County:
In the 13th District, Democratic incumbent Brady Paxton won re-election, and Republican challenger Scott Cadle seemed ready to unseat Democratic incumbent Helen Martin for the district's second seat. Republican challenger Brian Scott was running third, ahead of Martin.
In the 14th District, Republican Jim Butler led Democrat Jimmie Wood.
In the 15th District, Republican incumbent Troy Andes was unopposed.
In the 22nd District, Democratic incumbent Josh Stowers and former Democratic Delegate Jeff Eldridge led Republicans Gary Johngrass and Michel Moffatt.
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