Erikka Storch

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Erikka Storch
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 3
Incumbent
In office
2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWheeling Jesuit College
Master'sWheeling Jesuit College
Personal
Birthday12/21/1970
ProfessionChief Financial Officer, Ohio Valley Steel Company
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Erikka Lynn Storch is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 3. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Storch earned her B.S. in Accounting and M.B.A. with a specialization in Accounting from Wheeling Jesuit College. Storch has been Chief Financial Officer of Ohio Valley Steel Company since 2000, and has been employed by the company since 1993.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Homeland Security, Minority Vice Chair
Interstate Cooperation
Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business
Finance
Economic Development
Joint Finance
Joint Interstate Cooperation

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Storch's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • "Job Creation and Retention" - "This is my primary concern. WV needs to encourage existing businesses to keep creating jobs in WV and new business to expand their operation to WV."
  • "Education" - " I am 100% committed to working to bring West Virginia to a higher standard."
  • "Our Large Veteran and Retired population" - "These people have done their time, whether serving their country or working, the promises made to them must be upheld."
  • "Budgetary" - "Unfunded budgets, expenses, etc. similar to the problems WV saw with Workers’ Compensation need to be addressed."

Elections

2014

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 3 is represented by two delegates. Holli Smith and Shawn Fluharty defeated Dave Palmer in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Erikka Storch and Dolph Santorine defeated Chris Elswick and Martin Sheehan in the Republican primary. Smith, Fluharty, Santorine and Storch will face off in the general election. Incumbent Ryan Ferns (R) is running for District 5 of the West Virginia State Senate.[3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 3 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHolli Smith 37.8% 1,776
Green check mark transparent.pngShawn Fluharty 31.9% 1,501
Dave Palmer 30.3% 1,425
Total Votes 4,702
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngErikka Storch Incumbent 50.4% 2,123
Green check mark transparent.pngDolph Santorine 19.3% 814
Martin Sheehan 19.2% 809
Chris Elswick 11.1% 466
Total Votes 4,212

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Storch ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 3. Storch and Larry Tighe advanced unopposed in the May 8 primary election. She was challenged by Larry Tighe, Ryan Ferns, and Shawn Lucas Fluharty in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErikka Storch Incumbent 37.6% 10,705
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Ferns Incumbent 26.1% 7,431
     Democratic Shawn Fluharty 25.1% 7,151
     Republican Larry Tighe 11.1% 3,150
Total Votes 28,437

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Storch was elected to one of the two positions in District 3 on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. Storch's opponents were Republican Dolph Santorine, and Democrats Ryan Ferns and Shawn Fluharty. Only the top two vote-getters were elected.[8][9]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 3 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Erikka Lynn Storch (R) 5,410 28.23%
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan Ferns (D) 4,958 25.87%
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 3 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Erikka Lynn Storch (R) 1,563 15.33%
Green check mark transparent.png Adolph William Santorine, Jr. (R) 1,253 12.29%
Samuel John Kasley (R) 1,183 11.60%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Storch is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Storch raised a total of $69,194 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[10]

Erikka Storch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 3 Won $37,103
2010 West Virginia State House, District 3 Won $32,091
Grand Total Raised $69,194

2012

Storch won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Storch raised a total of $37,103.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Erikka Storch's campaign in 2012
Ironworkers$2,000
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council$2,000
West Virginia AFL-CIO$2,000
American Electric Power$1,500
West Virginia Federation of Teachers$1,450
Total Raised in 2012$37,103
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Storch won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Storch raised a total of $32,091.

Personal

Storch and her husband, Tom, have three children.[1]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the West Virginia State Legislature was in session from January 8 through March 10.

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Legislators are scored on their votes on the Water Resources Protection Act and its amendments.

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