Larry Edgell

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Larry Edgell
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West Virginia State Senate District 2
In office
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 16
President Pro Tempore, West Virginia State Senate
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFairmont State College
Master'sSalem Teikyo University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
BirthdayNovember 16, 1946
Place of birthHundred, West Virginia
Office website
Larry John Edgell (b. November 16, 1946) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Edgell was named as State Senate President Pro Tempore in January 2013. He previously served as Majority Whip.[1]

Edgell served as a member on the New Martinsville City Council from 1966 to 1970.


Edgell earned his B.A. from Fairmont State College. He went on to earn his M.A. from Salem Teikyo University. His professional experience includes working as an educator. Edgell has served in the United States Navy.[2]

Committee assignments


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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources, Vice Chair
Children and Poverty, Vice Chair
Enrolled Bills
Children, Juveniles and Other Issues, Chair
Finance and Administration
Education Accountability
Pensions and Retirement
Veterans' Affairs


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


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



See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia State Senate 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 Larry Edgell was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kent Leonhardt was unopposed in the Republican primary. Leonhardt defeated Edgell and Jeffrey Jarrell (Constitution) in the general election.[3][4]

West Virginia State Senate District 2, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Leonhardt 50% 13,034
     Democratic Larry John Edgell Incumbent 47.4% 12,358
     Constitution Jeffrey Jarrell 2.6% 681
Total Votes 26,073


See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Larry Edgell ran unopposed for re-election to the West Virginia State Senate, District 2 in the November 2, 2010, general election. He also ran unopposed in the primary.[5][6]

West Virginia State Senate, District 2 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Edgell (D) 9,486 100%


On November 7, 2006, Larry Edgell won re-election to the West Virginia State Senate, District 2.[7]

Edgell raised $55,696 for his campaign, while Wayne Weber raised $11,706.[8][9]

West Virginia State Senate, District 2 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Edgell (D) 19,885 100%
West Virginia Senate, District 2 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Edgell (D) 17,009
Wayne Weber 9,184

Campaign donors


In 2010, Edgell received $28,264 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

West Virginia State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Edgell's campaign in 2010
Hughes, Keith$1,500
Cheetham, J Randolph$1,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 152$1,000
Rossi, Joret (Joe)$1,000
Hardesty, Paul$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $28,264


Edgell raised $55,696 for the 2006 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[11]

Donor Amount
John Hodges $2,000
Jeremy Jacobs $2,000
West Virginia Bankers Association $1,100
Marcus Estlack $1,000


Edgell married Cecilia Herrick. They have two children. Edgell lives in New Martinsville.[2][12]


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