Andrew Byrd

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Andrew Byrd
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West Virginia House of Delegates, District 35
In office
2015 - present
Term ends
November 31, 2016
Years in position 0
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthWheeling, WV
Campaign website
Andrew D. Byrd is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Campaign themes


Byrd's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Education
Excerpt: "As a product of Kanawha County Schools and the son of a life-long teacher, I truly understand the issues facing West Virginia’s education system. Education is an investment for the future. I will work hard to ensure that teachers and school personnel have the resources needed to secure a successful future for our students."
  • Seniors
Excerpt: "Seniors are a fast growing population in West Virginia. We need to provide our seniors with the highest standard of care and benefits they deserve. Seniors have lived the past, and have shaped our future. We need to make certain that West Virginia seniors receive the protections they earned through a lifetime of hard work."
  • Vetrans
Excerpt: "We have an obligation to care for and honor all veterans for their service, bravery and sacrifice. When our freedom was threatened, our veterans protected and preserved it. As true American heroes, our commitment to West Virginia Veterans and their families needs to be strong and of the utmost importance."
  • Jobs and Economic Development
Excerpt: "West Virginia has a strong workforce and we need to make sure that our workforce is at work. Recognizing that this is a top priority for the people of West Virginia, I will be a strong proactive leader in promoting job creation and economic growth. We need to not only expand current businesses in West Virginia, but attract new businesses to our state so that all West Virginians have an opportunity to find work and contribute to our economy."
  • West Virginia Resources
Excerpt: "West Virginia is filled with natural resources. These resources have provided jobs, created opportunities, and supported families for decades in West Virginia. We need to ensure that this continues in the future. This can be accomplished through hard work and diligence while ensuring that West Virginia’s landscape stayswild and wonderful."



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 13, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. District 35 is represented by four delegates. Andrew Byrd, Thornton Cooper, Barbara Hatfield and Sherri Wong defeated John Caudill, IV, David Harless, Bret Nida, Joe Wallace and Gary Winter in the Democratic primary. Incumbents J.B. McCuskey, Eric Nelson, and Suzette Raines and Chris Stansbury defeated Richard McGinnis and Marie Sprouse-McDavid in the Republican primary. Byrd, McCuskey, Nelson, and Stansbury defeated Cooper, Hatfield, Wong, and Sprouse-McDavid in the general election. Raines withdrew from the race due to personal reasons and allegations from Democrats.[2] She was replaced by Sprouse-McDavid on the general election ballot.[3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates District 35, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Nelson Incumbent 15.7% 11,050
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ.B. McCuskey Incumbent 14.3% 10,013
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Stansbury 12.7% 8,897
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Byrd 12.6% 8,852
     Republican Marie Sprouse-McDavid 12% 8,436
     Democratic Bobbie Hatfield 12% 8,401
     Democratic Sherri Wong 11.4% 8,039
     Democratic Thornton Cooper 9.3% 6,548
Total Votes 70,236


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Preceded by
Doug Skaff, Jr. (D)
West Virginia House of Delegates District 35
Succeeded by