John Overington

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John Overington
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 62
Incumbent
In office
1984-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 30
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1984
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWashington College, 1969
Personal
BirthdayJune 5, 1946
Place of birthLaurel, Maryland
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Overington (b. June 5, 1946) is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 62. He was first elected to the chamber in 1984.

Biography

Overington attended Shepherd College. He went on to receive his B.S. in Chemistry from Washington College in 1969. He then attended Graduate Studies in Philosophy at George Washington University.

Overington worked as a chemistry teacher for Prince George's County Board of Education from 1969 to 1972. He has also worked in the following positions: Public Relations, Publication Production Supervisor for Harry Kahn Associates, Industrial Relations for Grove Manufacturing, and Weekly Newspaper Editor for the Community Sentinel.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Constitutional Revision, Minority Chair
Agriculture
Enrolled Bills
Rules
Judiciary
Agriculture and Agri-business
Judiciary
Rule-Making Review

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Quad State Legislative Conference

Overington co-founded the Quad State Legislative Conference with former Pennsylvania State Senator Terry Punt in 1986. The founders designed the Conference to provide a venue for state legislators from Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia to share their concerns, build interstate cooperation, listen to guest speakers, and swap policy ideas. The legislators have met both formally and informally in the past, and meetings have been used as a platform to inform governors and members of U.S. Congress about shared concerns across the states. In 2013, the primary topic at the 24th annual Quad State Legislative Conference was the widening and upkeep of Interstate 81 through West Virginia and across the Potomac River to Maryland and Pennsylvania. Delegates from Virginia did not attend.[2]

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. Kristin Loken was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent John Overington was unopposed in the Republican primary. Loken will face Overington in the general election.[3]

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Overington ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 62. Overington ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Overington was re-elected in the November 2, 2010, general election. He defeated by Democrat Donn Marshall in the general election. He was unopposed in the primary election.[7][8][9]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 55 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Overington (R) 3,648 60.56%
Donn E. Marshall (D) 2,376 39.44%
West Virginia State Senate, District 55 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Overington (R) 652 54.47%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Overington is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Overington raised a total of $82,943 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 31, 2013.[10]

John Overington's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 62 Won $3,532
2010 West Virginia State House, District 55 Won $19,207
2008 West Virginia State House, District 55 Won $6,952
2006 West Virginia State House, District 55 Won $11,708
2004 West Virginia State House, District 55 Won $7,538
2002 West Virginia State House, District 55 Won $8,118
2000 West Virginia State House, District 54 Won $13,890
1998 West Virginia State House, District 54 Won $11,998
Grand Total Raised $82,943

2012

Overington won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Overington raised a total of $3,532.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Overington's campaign in 2012
American Electric Power$750
West Virginia Hospital Association$400
West Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association$300
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce$300
Contractors Association of West Virginia$300
Total Raised in 2012$3,532
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Overington won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Overington raised a total of $19,207.

2008

Overington won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Overington raised a total of $6,952.

2006

Overington won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, Overington raised a total of $11,708.

2004

Overington won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, Overington raised a total of $7,538.

2002

Overington won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2002. During that election cycle, Overington raised a total of $8,118.

2000

Overington won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2000. During that election cycle, Overington raised a total of $13,890.

1998

Overington won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1998. During that election cycle, Overington raised a total of $11,998.

Personal

Overington has a wife, JoAnn.

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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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