Gregory Tucker

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Gregory Tucker
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West Virginia State Senate District 11
Former member
In office
2010 - 2014
Bachelor'sWest Virginia University, 1981
J.D.Capitol University, 1985
Date of birthAugust 3, 1957
Place of birthMontgomery, West Virginia
Gregory A. Tucker (b. August 3, 1957) is a former Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 11 from 2010 to 2014.


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


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
Children, Juveniles and Other Issues, Vice Chair
Interstate Cooperation, Vice Chair
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Agriculture and Agri-business
Joint Education
Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority


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


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. At the time, pseudoephedrine purchases were tracked, but the drug was 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 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]



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. Incumbent Gregory A. Tucker was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Steve Foster was defeated by Robert L. Karnes in the Republican primary. Karnes defeated Tucker in the general election.[3][4][5]

West Virginia State Senate District 11, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert L. Karnes 55.6% 15,171
     Democratic Gregory A. Tucker Incumbent 44.4% 12,122
Total Votes 27,293

West Virginia State Senate, District 11 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert L. Karnes 53.1% 3,327
Steve Foster 46.9% 2,941
Total Votes 6,268


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.[6]

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.[7]

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


In 2010, Tucker received $107,576 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]


Tucker and his wife, Sharon, have two children. He is a member of the West Virginia State Bar Association and the NRA.[1][9]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Randy White
West Virginia State Senate District 11
Succeeded by
Robert L. Karnes (R)