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Jeff Eldridge

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Jeff Eldridge
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West Virginia House of Delegates, District 22
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2012 - present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Prior offices
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 19
2004 - 2010
Education
Bachelor'sMarshall University
Master'sMarshall University
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jeff Eldridge (b. January 13, 1967) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Eldridge is a former Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 19 from 2004 to 2010. He served as Assistant Majority Whip.

Biography

Eldridge earned his BA in Education/Counseling from Marshall University. He went on to receive his M.A. in Counseling and his LSW in Social Work from Marshall University.

Eldridge was a candidate for the West Virginia State House of Delegates in 2002 but was not elected. He was elected to the House in 2004 and has served in that position since. He represents the 19th District.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Homeland Security, Vice Chair
Government Organization
Natural Resources
Agriculture
Health and Human Resources
Agriculture and Agri-business
Joint Government Organization
Health

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Eldridge served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates 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. Incumbents Joshua Barker and Jeff Eldridge will face Gary McCallister in the Democratic primary. Michel Moffatt and Justin Mullins are unopposed in the Republican primary.

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Eldridge won election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 22. Eldridge and incumbent Josh Stowers defeated Bill Bryant, Ed Triplett, and Gloria Triplett in the May 8 primary election. He was challenged by Josh Stowers, Gary Johngrass, and Michel Moffatt in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Stowers Incumbent 31.2% 6,232
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Eldridge 26.3% 5,262
     Republican Michel Moffatt 24.3% 4,851
     Republican Gary Johngrass 18.2% 3,637
Total Votes 19,982
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 22 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Stowers Incumbent 34.6% 2,774
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Eldridge 29.3% 2,348
Bill Bryant 14.1% 1,128
Gloria R. Triplett 11% 879
Ed Triplett 11% 878
Total Votes 8,007

Endorsements

In 2012, Eldridge’s endorsements included the following:

  • The West Virginia AFL-CIO's Committee on Political Education[5]

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Eldridge did not run for re-election to West Virginia House of Delegates District 19. He ran for West Virginia Senate District 7 against incumbent Ron Stollings and was defeated in the primary election on May 11, 2010.

2008

In 2008 Eldridge was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 19. Eldridge(D) finished with 13,511 votes. He finished behind Greg Butcher (D) who had 16,828 votes and Josh Stowers (D) with 13,846 votes. Eldridge was in front of Ralph Rodighiero (D) who had 13,381 votes.[6] Eldridge raised $26,492 for his campaign fund.[7]

West Virginia House District 19
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Greg Butcher (D) 16,828
Green check mark transparent.png Josh Stowers (D) 13,846
Green check mark transparent.png Jeff Eldridge (D) 13,511
Green check mark transparent.png Ralph Rodighiero (D) 13,381

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Eldridge is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Eldridge raised a total of $112,002 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.[8]

Jeff Eldridge's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 22 Won $17,460
2010 West Virginia State Senate, District 7 Defeated $33,007
2008 West Virginia State House, District 19 Won $26,492
2006 West Virginia State House, District 19 Won $20,417
2004 West Virginia State House, District 19 Won $12,126
2002 West Virginia State House, District 19 Defeated $2,500
Grand Total Raised $112,002

2012

Eldridge won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Eldridge raised a total of $17,460.

2010

Eldridge lost the election for the West Virginia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Eldridge raised a total of $33,007.

2008

Eldridge won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Eldridge raised a total of $26,492.

2006

Eldridge won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, Eldridge raised a total of $20,417.

2004

Eldridge won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, Eldridge raised a total of $12,126.

2002

Eldridge lost the election for the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2002. During that election cycle, Eldridge raised a total of $2,500.

Personal

Eldridge and his wife, Valerie Brown, have one child.

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