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Harry White
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 21
Incumbent
In office
1992-1994, 1996-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position (current service)18
Years in position (previous service)2
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Leader, West Virginia House of Delegates
2013-Present
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMarshall University, 1968
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1968-1973
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 5, 1946
Place of birthHuntington, WV
ProfessionChair/President, Bank of Mingo
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Harry Keith White (b. February 5, 1946) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

White has served as Majority Leader since 2013. He served in the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 21 from his appointment in 1992 to 1994.

Biography

White earned his B.B.A. from Marshall University in 1968.

White has worked as Chairman/President of the Bank of Mingo since 1984. He then worked as Vice President of Whites Appliances from 1973 to 1984. White was a member of the Gilbert Town Council. He served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant/Pilot from 1968 to 1978.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Chair
Rules
Joint Finance, Chair
Finance and Administration
Economic Development
Government and Finance
Special Investigations
Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, Non-voting

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, White served on these committees:

Issues

Debt negotiations

White is one of the members of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states,[2] the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.

TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner has proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.[3]

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. Incumbent Harry White was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mark Dean defeated Roger Stacy was unopposed in the Republican primary. White will face Dean in the general election.[4][5]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 21 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Dean 62.5% 162
Roger Stacy 37.5% 97
Total Votes 259

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

White ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 21. White defeated James C. Lusk in the May 8 primary election and was challenged by Roger Stacy in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHarry White Incumbent 72.6% 3,816
     Republican Roger Stacy 27.4% 1,437
Total Votes 5,253
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 21 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHarry White Incumbent 83.7% 2,622
James C. Lusk 16.3% 509
Total Votes 3,131

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

White was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 21 in the November 2, 2010, general election. He was unopposed.[9][10][11]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 21 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Harry White (D) 2,593 100%
West Virginia State Senate, District 1 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Harry Keith White (D) 2,323 100%

2008

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2008

In 2008, White was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 21. White (D) ran unopposed and finished with 3,461 votes.[12] White raised $59,255 for his campaign fund.[13]

West Virginia House District 21
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harry White (D) 3,461

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for White is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, White raised a total of $347,685 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.[14]

Harry White's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 21 Won $94,609
2010 West Virginia State House, District 21 Won $74,435
2008 West Virginia State House, District 21 Won $59,255
2006 West Virginia State House, District 21 Won $52,720
2004 West Virginia State House, District 21 Won $20,172
2002 West Virginia State House, District 21 Won $16,235
2000 West Virginia State House, District 19 Won $21,005
1998 West Virginia State House, District 19 Won $9,254
Grand Total Raised $347,685

2012

White won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, White raised a total of $94,609.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harry White's campaign in 2012
West Virginia AFL-CIO$3,000
American Electric Power$2,000
Contractors Association of West Virginia$2,000
West Virginia Bankers Association$2,000
West Virginia Appalachian Laborers District Council$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$94,609
Source:Follow the Money

2010

White won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, White raised a total of $74,435.

2008

White won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, White raised a total of $59,255.

2006

White won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, White raised a total of $52,720.

2004

White won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, White raised a total of $20,172.

2002

White won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2002. During that election cycle, White raised a total of $16,235.

2000

White won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2000. During that election cycle, White raised a total of $21,005.

1998

White won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1998. During that election cycle, White raised a total of $9,254.

Personal

White has a wife, Phyllis Riffe.

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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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