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Mark Wills

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Mark Wills
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West Virginia State Senate District 10
Former officeholder
In office
2011- December 1, 2012
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sConcord College
J.D.West Virginia University College of Law
Date of birth11/19/1955
Place of birthPrinceton, WV
Office website
Mark Wills (b. November 19, 1955) is a former Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate representing District 10 from 2010-2012. He was elected in 2010 to fill the unexpired term of Don Caruth, who passed away while in office.

Prior to his election, Wills worked as a private practice attorney. He holds a B.A. from Concord College and a J.D. from the West Virginia University College of Law.

Committee assignments


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



See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2012

Wills ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia State Senate, District 6. Wills defeated Michael "Mike" Mitchem in the May 8 primary election and was defeated by Bill Cole in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

West Virginia State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cole 57% 11,975
     Democratic Mark Wills Incumbent 43% 9,034
Total Votes 21,009
West Virginia State Senate, District 6 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Wills Incumbent 52.1% 6,768
Mike Mitchem 47.9% 6,216
Total Votes 12,984


See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Wills defeated Republican Philip Stevens in the November 2 general election. The open seat was a special election to fill the unexpired term of Senator Caruth. Wills was chosen August 10, 2010 by the Democrats to run for the seat.[4] [5][6][7]

West Virginia State Senate, District 10 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Wills (D) 14,029 52.10%
Philip Stevens (R) 12,900 47.90%

Campaign donors

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In 2012, Wills was endorsed by:

  • The West Virginia AFL-CIO's Committee on Political Education[8]


Wills and his wife, Tina, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Don Caruth, interim appointed John Shott (D)
West Virginia State Senate District 10
Succeeded by
William R. Laird, IV (D)