Larry Barker (West Virginia)

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Larry Barker
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 18
Former officeholder
In office
2005- December 1, 2012
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Chief Deputy County Clerk, Boone County
1982-present
Military service
Service/branchWest Virginia Army National Guard
Years of service1965-1971
Personal
BirthdayMarch 31, 1946
Place of birthMadison, WV
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
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Larry Barker (b. March 31, 1946) is a former Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 18 from 2004 to 2012. He served as an Assistant Majority Whip. Barker has served as Chief Deputy County Clerk for Boone County since 1982.

Barker attended Bob Jones University in 1965.

Barker was a Sergeant E-5 in the West Virginia Army National Guard from 1965 to 1971. He then worked as a part-time employee for WZAC, FM Radio from 1981 to 2004.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Barker ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 23. Barker ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and was defeated by Joshua Nelson in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoshua Nelson 62.4% 3,985
     Democratic Larry Barker Incumbent 37.6% 2,403
Total Votes 6,388

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Barker was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 18. He was one of two candidates running for the one District 18 Delegate position on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. He was unopposed in the May 11 primary. He was opposed by Democrat Jim Marion in the general election.[5][6][7]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 17 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Barker (D) 3,436 76.71%
Lawrence Lyon, Jr. (R) 1,043 23.29%
West Virginia State Senate, District 18 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Wayne Barker (D) 2,586 90.58%

2008

In 2008 Barker was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 18. Barker (D) ran unopposed and finished with 5,282 votes.[8] Barker raised $17,628 for his campaign fund.[9]

West Virginia House District 18
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Barker (D) 5,282

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, when Barker most recently won re-election to the House of Delegates, he collected $28,034 in donations.[10]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
West Virginia AFL-CIO $1,500
West Virginia Appalachian Laborers District Council $1,000
Electrical Workers Local 317 $1,000
Communications Workers District 2 $1,000
Building & Construction Trades Council $1,000
Southern West Virginia Carpenters Local PAC $1,000
Laborers $1,000

Personal

Barker and his wife, Sandra Napier, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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West Virginia House of Representatives District 18
2004–2012
Succeeded by
Joshua Nelson (R)