|West Virginia House of Delegates District 27|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$131/day during session|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Concord College, 1983|
|Birthday||September 15, 1961|
|Place of birth||Zebulon, NC|
|Religion||Christian (United Methodist)|
Gearheart earned a B.S. in Education from Concord College in 1983. He is owner of Gearheart Enterprises, LLC.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gearheart served on the following committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Natural Resources|
|• Roads and Transportation|
|• Banking and Insurance|
|• Joint Judiciary|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gearheart served on these committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Joint Education|
|• Political Subdivisions|
|• Roads and Transportation|
|• Senior Citizen Issues|
Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 13, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. District 27 is represented by three delegates. Incumbents Joe Ellington, Marty Gearheart and John H. Shott were unopposed in the Republican primary. Ellington, Gearheart, Shott, Carol Bailey (D) and Karen White (Mountain) will face off in the general election.
Gearheart won re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 27. Gearheart advanced unopposed in the May 8 primary election and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
Gearheart was elected to the West Virginia State Senate District 10. He was nominated by the Republican committee to run for the vacated seat of John Shott, who was appointed to the West Virginia State Senate District 10 seat vacated by the deceased Senator Caruth. In a last minute move, the committee nominated Gearheart, rather than the appointee Shott to run in the November 2, 2010 election. He ran unopposed.
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 24 General Election (2010)|
|Marty Gearheart (R)||2,797||100%|
Comprehensive donor information for Gearheart is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Gearheart raised a total of $18,935 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.
|Marty Gearheart's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||West Virginia State House, District 27||$18,435|
|2010||West Virginia State House, District 24||$500|
|Grand Total Raised||$18,935|
2012Gearheart won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Gearheart raised a total of $18,435.
|West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Marty Gearheart's campaign in 2012|
|Peters, Charles A||$1,000|
|West Virginia Chamber of Commerce||$800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$18,435|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Gearheart won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Gearheart raised a total of $500.
|West Virginia House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Marty Gearheart's campaign in 2010|
|West Virginia Farm Bureau||$250|
|Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated||$250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$500|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- Biography on Project Vote Smart
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- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 30, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Candidate search," accessed April 30, 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
- Bluefield Daily Telegraph, "Bold moves by southern W.Va. Republicans may open the door for Dems," August 29, 2010
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed April 30, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Gearheart, Marty," accessed July 26, 2013
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