Joshua Barker

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Joshua Barker
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West Virginia House of Delegates, District 22
In office
August 5, 2013 - 2014
Elections and appointments
AppointedAugust 1, 2013
Appointed byGov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D)
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthChapmanville, WV
Joshua J. Barker is a former Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 22 from 2013 to 2014. He was appointed to the chamber on August 1, 2013 to replace Josh Stowers (D), who resigned to take a job in the office of the West Virginia Treasurer.[1][2]


Barker attended Marshall University and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.[3]

Committee assignments


After being sworn in, Barker served on the following committees:

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Resources
Government Organization
Agriculture and Rural Development
Joint Government Organization



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates 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. District 22 is represented by two delegates. Incumbent Jeff Eldridge and Gary McCallister defeated incumbent Joshua Barker in the Democratic primary. McCallister defeated Barker by one vote in a recount. Michel Moffatt and Justin Mullins were unopposed in the Republican primary. Eldridge and Moffatt defeated McCallister and Mullins in the general election.[4][5]

West Virginia House of Delegates District 22, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Moffatt 28.6% 3,756
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Eldridge Incumbent 25.6% 3,367
     Republican Justin Mullins 23.5% 3,093
     Democratic Gary McCallister 22.3% 2,927
Total Votes 13,143


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In 2014, the West Virginia State Legislature was in session from January 8 through March 10.

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Barker and his wife, Jill Lambert, live in Chapmanville.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Josh Stowers (D)
West Virginia House of Delegates District 22
Succeeded by
Michel Moffatt (R)