Gregory Tucker

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Gregory Tucker
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West Virginia State Senate District 11
Incumbent
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWest Virginia University, 1981
J.D.Capitol University, 1985
Personal
BirthdayAugust 3, 1957
Place of birthMontgomery, West Virginia
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gregory A. Tucker (b. August 3, 1957) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Tucker earned his bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in 1981 and his law degree from Capitol University in 1985. His professional experience includes working as a lawyer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Insurance, Chair
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Agriculture and Rural Development
Health and Human Resources
Military
Education
Children, Juveniles and Other Issues, Vice Chair
Interstate Cooperation, Vice Chair
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Agriculture and Agri-business
Joint Education
Health
Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority
Technology

2011-2012

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

Issues

Pseudoephedrine prescription requirements

During September 2013, Tucker announced that he would introduce legislation that would require a doctor's prescription for any drugs that can be used to manufacture methamphetamines, including the common cold medicine pseudoephedrine. Pseudoephedrine purchases are currently tracked, but the drug is available over-the-counter and without a doctor's prescription. Tucker opposed a bill that would have required a prescription for pseudoephedrine in 2011, but has since changed his mind because of the rising number of meth-related incidents in West Virginia and the increasing availability of more substitute drugs that cannot be used to produce meth.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 13, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. Incumbent Gregory A. Tucker is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Steve Foster will face Robert L. Karnes in the Republican primary.[3]

2010

See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Tucker defeated Adam Milligan (R) and Tom Thacker (L) in the November 2 general election.

Tucker defeated incumbent Randy White in the Democratic primary on May 11 by a margin of 6,147-4,911.[4]

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections are being 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. Tucker was one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated an incumbent Democratic state senator. [5]

West Virginia State Senate, District 11(2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Gregory Tucker (D) 14,544 54.49%
Adam Milligan (R) 9,303 34.86%
Thomas Thacker (L) 2,843 10.65%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Tucker received $107,576 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


Personal

Tucker and his wife, Sharon, have two children. He is a member of the West Virginia State Bar Association and the NRA.[1][7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Randy White
West Virginia State Senate District 11
2011–present
Succeeded by
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