|West Virginia House of Delegates District 20|
|November 31, 2016|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$131/day during session|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Appointed||January 16, 2012|
|J.D.||Appalachian School of Law|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Personal
- 8 Scorecards
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Marcum earned a B.A. in Economics from Marshall University. He earned his J.D. from Appalachian School of Law in 2011.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Marcum served on the following committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Government Organization|
|• Pensions and Retirement|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Marcum served on the following committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Roads and Transportation|
|• Political Subdivisions|
|• Rule-Making Review, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Marcum served on these committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Political Subdivisions|
Marcum's website highlighted the following themes:
- Jobs & Lower Taxes
- Excerpt: "It is important that we remain fiscally responsible and continue to lower taxes. By doing this we can continue to protect keep the bond ratings of the State while lowering taxes on the middle class. Lower tax rates help everyone and provide more money back into our local economies."
- Excerpt: "By investing in education we prepare our children for tomorrow. Today’s world is continually evolving and now is the time to improve our State’s education system. This starts by attracting new teachers into the State. We can do this through a variety of methods but it starts with teacher pay raises. Furthermore, putting less focus on testing and more on the student will improve our education system."
- Excerpt: "Delegate Justin Marcum has a plan for seniors and it includes; (1) fighting to lower prescription drug costs, (2) improving the quality of life for our seniors, (3) protecting the retirement benefits that our seniors have worked so hard to secure, and (4) protecting our seniors from any form of exploitation or abuse."
- Future Progress
- Excerpt: "My plan for the future is simple. Jobs, Lower Taxes, and Education which in return leads to Future Progress."
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. Incumbent Justin Marcum defeated Michael Baisden in the Democratic primary. Russell Deskins was unopposed in the Republican primary. Marcum defeated Deskins in the general election.
|West Virginia House of Delegates District 20, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Justin Marcum Incumbent||70.6%||2,823|
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 20 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Justin Marcum: Incumbent||70.5%||2,919|
Marcum ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 20. Marcum defeated Nathan Brown and Marvin Vernatter in the May 8 primary election. He defeated Mike Baisden in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 20, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Justin Marcum Incumbent||68.4%||4,013|
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 20 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Justin J. Marcum Incumbent||58.4%||2,655|
Comprehensive donor information for Marcum is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Marcum raised a total of $43,272 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.
|Justin Marcum's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||West Virginia State House, District 20||$43,272|
|Grand Total Raised||$43,272|
2012Marcum won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Marcum raised a total of $43,272.
|West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Justin Marcum's campaign in 2012|
|Marcum, Justin J||$3,286|
|West Virginia AFL-CIO||$2,000|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$2,000|
|American Federation of Teachers||$2,000|
|American Electric Power||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$43,272|
|Source: Follow the Money|
In 2014, Marcum's endorsements included the following:
- WV Coal Association
- United Mine Workers
- West Virginia Business & Industry Council
- West Virginian’s for Manufacturing Jobs
- WV Education Association
Marcum and his wife, Latisha, have one child.
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- West Virginia State Legislature
- West Virginia House of Representatives
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- Office Website - West Virginia House of Delegates
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Justin Marcum on Facebook
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- statejournal.com, "Tomblin appoints Marcum as Kominar replacement," Jan 16, 2012
- Justin Marcum, "Meet the Candidate," accessed April 24, 2014
- Justin Marcum, "Issues," accessed April 24, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Candidate search," accessed April 30, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results," accessed June 18, 2014
- WBOY.com, "West Virginia General Election Results November 6, 2012," accessed November 7, 2012
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - General Election - November 6, 2012," accessed February 12, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - Primary Election - May 8, 2012," accessed February 12, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Marcum, Justin J," accessed July 26, 2013
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