David Nohe

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David Nohe
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West Virginia State Senate District 3
In office
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth05/10/1952
Office website
David C. Nohe is a Republican member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Nohe attended West Virginia University and holds two training certificates from the U.S. Department of Justice. He is a former detective with the Wood County Sheriff's Department and Vienna City Recorder. He was the Mayor of the City of Vienna from 1997 up until his election to the Senate.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2015
Banking and Insurance, Chair
Energy, Industry and Mining, Vice-Chair
Judiciary, Vice-Chair
Natural Resources


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nohe served on the following committees:


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nohe served on these committees:


Campaign themes


Nohe's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Leadership and Family: "David has a long history of strong leadership as Mayor of Vienna, WV for the last 13 years. During his tenure as Vienna's Mayor, he has kept his commitment to the voters by his leadership of strict fiscally conservative discipline and adherence to core Christian values."
  • Experience: "As a former detective with the Wood County Sheriff's Department and the CEO of the Vienna Police Department for the last 13 years, David has vast experience in the field of public safety. He has dedicated his life to serving and protecting the citizens and making our communities a safer place to live.
  • Faith: "A strong pro-life candidate, he recently issued a statement, explaining, 'As a Christian father and grandfather, I believe that every child has the right to life, which is why, as your state senator, I will continue to fight for life and the protection of the defenseless.'"
  • Freedom: "A firm Constitutionalist, David believes in the freedoms promised to all United States citizens. As an unwaivering supporter of the Second Amendment, David is dedicated to protecting the people's right to keep and bear Arms."



See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia State Senate 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. Robin Wilson, Jr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent David C. Nohe was unopposed in the Republican primary. Nohe defeated Wilson in the general election.[2][3]

West Virginia State Senate District 3, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid C. Nohe Incumbent 76.3% 19,321
     Democratic Robin Wilson, Jr. 23.7% 6,014
Total Votes 25,335


See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Nohe defeated his opponent Democrat Tim Reed in the November 2 general election.[4][5]

West Virginia State Senate, District 3 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Nohe (R) 21,295 67.67%
Timothy Reed (D) 10,172 32.33%

Nohe defeated incumbent Frank Deem in the Republican primary on May 11 by a margin of 4,497-4,080. Defeated incumbent Deem had served in the West Virginia State Senate and the West Virginia House of Delegates for 56 years starting in 1954.[6]

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Nohe is one of the 7 Republican challengers who defeated an incumbent Republican state senator. [7]

West Virginia State Senate, District 1 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Clay Nohe (R) 4,497 31.51%
John Franklin Deem (R) 4,080 28.59%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Nohe received $27,431 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]


Nohe and his wife, Pam, have three children and four grandchildren.[1]


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