David M. Sturm

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David Sturm
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Board member, Harrison County School Board, At-large
Former incumbent
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 13, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolLincoln High School
Bachelor'sWheeling Jesuit University
ProfessionProcess improvement specialist
David Sturm formerly held an at-large seat on the Harrison County school board in West Virginia. He lost re-election on May 13, 2014.


Sturm was born and raised in Harrison County. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1986 and graduated with Honors from Wheeling Jesuit University. Sturm is the former owner and publisher of The Marion County Observer, has worked in finance and banking and has been employed by the United States Government. He currently manages a team of process improvement specialist and speaks throughout the country on how to implement ways to reduce waste and improve quality. Sturm has spent over 21 years as a Manager or League Official with Babe Ruth Baseball, Jerry West Basketball, American Legion Baseball, youth soccer and youth softball. He has also served as the Vice-Mayor and councilman for the City of Shinnston and is a member of the Lions Club, the Kiwanis Club and the Shinnston Post 31 Sons of the American Legion. Sturm is married and has four daughters.[1]



See also: Harrison County Schools elections (2014)


David Sturm faced Allen Gorrell, Michael Daugherty, Kristin Messenger and Frank Devono Jr. for an at-large seat in the general election on May 13, 2014.


Harrison County Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Devono Jr. 25.2% 6,567
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Daugherty 22.5% 5,867
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKristin Messenger 21.5% 5,598
     Nonpartisan Allen Gorrell Incumbent 15.8% 4,128
     Nonpartisan David M. Sturm Incumbent 15% 3,922
Total Votes 26,082
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State, "Official Election Results," accessed June 23, 2014


Sturm did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Harrison County Clerk.[2]


Sturm did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

About the district

See also: Harrison County Schools, West Virginia
Harrison County Schools is located in Harrison County, West Virginia
Harrison County Schools is located in Harrison County, West Virginia. Harrison County is home to 69,102 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau, [3] Harrison County Schools is the sixth-largest school district in West Virginia, serving 11,128 students during the 2010-11 school year with an operating budget of $138.8 million.[4]


Harrison County outperformed in comparison to the rest of West Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 18.1% of Harrison County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 17.9% for West Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Harrison County was $41,799 compared to $40,400 for the state of West Virginia. The poverty rate in Harrison County was 18.6% compared to 17.6% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Harrison County (%) West Virginia (%)
White 96.1 94.0
Black or African American 1.7 3.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.2
Asian 0.5 0.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z Z
Two or More Races 1.5 1.5
Hispanic or Latino 1.3 1.3

2013 Party Affiliation[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 23,420 53.4
Republican 12,194 27.8
Mountain 43 0.09
No Party 8,109 0.18
Other 127 0.28

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[6]

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