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Larry Barker (West Virginia)
|West Virginia House of Delegates District 18|
|2005- December 1, 2012|
|Per diem||$131/day during session|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Chief Deputy County Clerk, Boone County|
|Service/branch||West Virginia Army National Guard|
|Years of service||1965-1971|
|Date of birth||March 31, 1946|
|Place of birth||Madison, WV|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Barker served on these committees:
- Economic Development Committee, West Virginia State Legislature, Vice Chair
- Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee, West Virginia House of Delegates, Chair
- Equal Pay Commission, West Virginia State Legislature
- Infrastructure Committee, West Virginia State Legislature
- Judiciary Committee, West Virginia House of Delegates
- Judiciary Committee, West Virginia State Legislature
- Roads and Transportation Committee, West Virginia House of Delegates
- Technology Committee, West Virginia State Legislature
- Workforce Investment for Economic Development Committee, West Virginia State Legislature
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Barker served on these committees:
- Energy, Industry & Labor/ Economic Development & Small Business Committee, West Virginia House
- Judiciary Committee, West Virginia House
- Roads and Transportation Committee, West Virginia House
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.
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 23, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Larry Barker Incumbent||37.6%||2,403|
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.
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 17 General Election (2010)|
|Larry Barker (D)||3,436||76.71%|
|Lawrence Lyon, Jr. (R)||1,043||23.29%|
|West Virginia State Senate, District 18 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Larry Wayne Barker (D)||2,586||90.58%|
|West Virginia House District 18|
|Larry Barker (D)||5,282|
In 2010, when Barker most recently won re-election to the House of Delegates, he collected $28,034 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|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|
Barker and his wife, Sandra Napier, have three children.
- Official list of West Virginia's November 2, 2010 candidates
- West Virginia House of Delegates
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Project Vote Smart - Del. Barker
- 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
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - General Election - November 2, 2010," accessed February 11, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - Primary Election - May 11, 2010," accessed February 11, 2014
- Official General Election Results
- West Virginia House election results
- Campaign funds
- Follow the Money, Candidate summary, accessed July 11, 2011
|West Virginia House of Representatives District 18
| Succeeded by|
Joshua Nelson (R)
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