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|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 63|
|December 1, 2012 – present|
|November 31, 2016|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$131/day during session|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2012|
|High school||Hedgesville High, 1987|
|Bachelor's||Shepherd College, 1992|
|Master's||West Virginia University, 1994|
Folk attended Hedgesville High School and Shepherd College before completing a Master's degree at West Virginia University in 1994. Folk's professional experience includes working at his father's agricultural aviation business, teacher for Berkeley County, materials management supervisor at Mack Trucks, and pilot.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Folk served on the following committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Pensions and Retirement, Vice-Chair|
|• Political Subdivisions|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Folk served on the following committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Organization|
|• Political Subdivisions|
|• Agriculture and Agri-business|
|• Joint Government Organization|
Folk's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
|“||My platform is quite simple regarding any legislation:
Is it Constitutional?
Can we afford it?
Does it promote Accountability? Either Personal or Governmental?
If the answer to these questions is yes, my vote is yes!
Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates 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 Michael Folk was unopposed in the Republican primary. Folk defeated Heather Marshall (D) in the general election. Marshall replaced her husband, Donn Marshall, in the race after he accepted a job with the U.S. Department of Defense.
|West Virginia House of Delegates District 63, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Michael Folk Incumbent||61.1%||2,138|
Folk won election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 63. Folk defeated Pam Brush in the May 8 primary election and defeated Donn Marshall in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 63, General Election, 2012|
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 63 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Folk is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Folk raised a total of $22,113 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 31, 2013.
|Michael Folk's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||West Virginia State House, District 63||$22,113|
|Grand Total Raised||$22,113|
2012Folk won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Folk raised a total of $22,113.
|West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael Folk's campaign in 2012|
|Folk, Michael (Mike)||$4,600|
|Folk, George W||$1,000|
|Eastern Panhandle Business Association||$900|
|West Virginia Bankers Association||$600|
|Total Raised in 2012||$22,113|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Folk and his wife, Stella, have four children.
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- Michael Folk on Facebook
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- folk4wv.com, "My Platform," accessed August 29, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Herald-Mail Media, "Heather Marshall to run for District 63 in W.Va. House of Delegates," April 23, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Candidate Search," accessed July 18, 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
- followthemoney.org, "Folk, Michael (Mike)," accessed July 31, 2013
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