Chris Stansbury

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Chris Stansbury
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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 birthCharleston, West Virginia
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Christopher Alan Stansbury is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Stansbury served on the following committees:

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2015
Government Organization
Health and Human Resources
Political Subdivisions
Small Business Entrepreneurship and Economic Development


Campaign themes


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

  • Jobs and the Economy
  • Encourage local, homegrown businesses
  • Attract in and out of state commerce to the district
  • Provide business training and counseling opportunities to local entrepreneurs
  • Will maintain and develop our infrastructure in order bolster commerce activity – including improvements to roads and highways, rail transit and broadband connectivity
  • Help entrepreneurs secure low-interest loans for capital improvements
  • Taxes
  • Simplify our state tax code for families, individuals and businesses
  • Restructure our tax code to increase competitiveness with other states
  • Eliminate taxes on machinery or inventory
  • Health Care
  • Generate market driven solutions to health care access and coverage
  • Allow patients to keep their doctor of choice
  • Promote healthier lifestyle choices and increase physical activity in schools
  • Improve our green spaces, sidewalks, and bike paths, ensuring our neighbors and communities have safe and accessible opportunities to enjoy physical activity outdoors
  • Education
  • Allow educational decisions to be made locally rather than mandated from top-heavy state boards or big government agencies
  • Provide options for school choice
  • Coal and Energy
  • Encourage the responsible extraction of coal, gas and oil.
  • Make sure our companies and workers lead the nation in safety
  • Train our citizens to meet the increasing need for a specialized, high-tech natural resources workforce
  • Oppose over-regulation by the EPA and WVDEP
  • Embrace new technology to enhance productivity and safety



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



In 2014, Stansbury's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • WV Business and Industry PAC
  • WV CAR PAC (Automobile & Truck Dealers Association)
  • WV Coal Association
  • WV Chamber of Commerce PAC
  • WV Farm Bureau PAC
  • WV Hospital PAC
  • Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in West Virginia

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Political offices
Preceded by
Suzette Raines (R)
West Virginia House of Delegates District 35
Succeeded by