Bret Nida

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Bret Nida
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Former candidate for
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 35
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMarshall University
ProfessionSmall business owner, real estate
Campaign website
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Bret Nida was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 35 of the West Virginia House of Delegates.[1]


Nida is South Charleston native and life long resident of West Virginia. He earned his B.A. in secondary education from Marshall University in 2002.[2]

Upon graduation, he taught in Cabell and Wayne county schools for four years. He later entered the real estate business, and he currently owns and works as a broker for Nida Real Estate.[2]


Campaign themes


Nida provided the following statement to Ballotpedia:

I do not believe in 'Party Lines' only sound ideas and policy.[3]

Nida listed the following issues on his campaign website:[5]


Excerpt: "[Nida] plans to increase pay and improve retirement benefits by innovating ways that public funds are distributed."


Excerpt: "[Nida] has a plan to bring Wi-Fi to public areas, such as parks and shopping districts."


Excerpt: "We must allow these industries room for innovation and reward them for safety and conservation."

Veterans and police

Excerpt: "Eliminating frivolous spending is key to creating the funds needed to improve services for our veterans. [Nida] plans to invest in better technology for our police and programs to support our veterans as they transition from military service."

Small businesses

Excerpt: "[Nida] will initiate or support any legislation that stands rather than stifles small business."



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 13, 2014. The general election will be 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, Cooper, Hatfield, Wong, McCuskey, Nelson, Stansbury and Sprouse-McDavid will face off in the general election. Raines withdrew from the race due to personal reasons and allegations from Democrats.[6] She was replaced by Sprouse-McDavid on the general election ballot.[1][7]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBobbie Hatfield 21.2% 3,601
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Byrd 14.8% 2,510
Green check mark transparent.pngSherri Wong 14.3% 2,435
Green check mark transparent.pngThornton Cooper 13.1% 2,232
John Caudill, IV 11.6% 1,976
Bret Nida 9% 1,539
Gary Winter 6.5% 1,114
David Harless 5% 851
Joe Wallace 4.4% 753
Total Votes 17,011
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 35 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Nelson Incumbent 24.9% 2,952
Green check mark transparent.pngSuzette Raines Incumbent 21.6% 2,563
Green check mark transparent.pngJ.B. McCuskey Incumbent 20.6% 2,445
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Stansbury 15.1% 1,789
Marie Sprouse-McDavid 10.8% 1,285
Richard McGinnis 6.9% 819
Total Votes 11,853


Nida is married with two sons.[2]

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