Geoff Foster

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Geoff Foster
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West Virginia House of Delegates, District 15
Incumbent
In office
2015 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolTeays Valley Christian School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Geoffrey Bruce Foster is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Biography

Foster obtained a degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky. Foster worked for Foster Supply, a family owned business, in Teays Valley.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2015
Judiciary
Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security
Small Business Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "The most important issue in WV right now is to create jobs and get more people working. One of the largest issues we face is that government has made it next to impossible to hire and create new jobs by over burdening employers with red tape and regulation."
  • Guns
Excerpt: "I have been a gun owner since i was legally allowed to be, and believe in the right to bear arms and will never support any bill that will limit our rights in that aspect. Any Law abiding citizen should always be able to own a gun whether for recreation or protection, that is their right. I believe that in WV it is not only wrong to take peoples gun rights away, but knowing how people in WV feel about this right it would be crazy to even try."
  • Pro-Life
Excerpt: "I am a pro life and always will be. I believe that terminating a pregnancy should never be justified except to save the life of the mother."
  • Obama Care
Excerpt: "Obama care is just another health tax. They are trying to take the American health care system and put it entirely under the control of the government. Big government ventures like this are just a step towards socialism, and they do not work."
  • Family Courts
Excerpt: "I have a strong interest in the family court system, because I personally have seen what it can do to a family. In West Virginia we do not always fight for the best interest of the children. It is better for the child/children in any situation to get to see both parents, unless there is physical or emotional abuse. West Virginia court systems should start at custody case with the idea of 50/50 custody and got from there."

Elections

2014

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. Geoff Foster defeated Duke Jordan in the Republican primary. Foster defeated Christian Watts (I) in the general election. Ashley Stinnett (R) withdrew before the primary.[3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates District 15, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGeoff Foster 79.4% 4,209
     Independent Christian Watts 20.6% 1,095
Total Votes 5,304

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Political offices
Preceded by
Troy Andes (R)
West Virginia House of Delegates District 15
2015–present
Succeeded by
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