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Michael Folk
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West Virginia House of Delegates, District 63
In office
December 1, 2012 – present
Term ends
November 31, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolHedgesville High, 1987
Bachelor'sShepherd College, 1992
Master'sWest Virginia University, 1994
Office website
Campaign website
Michael Folk is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 63. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


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.

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes


Folk's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

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![2]



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

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.[3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates District 63, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Folk Incumbent 61.1% 2,138
     Democratic Heather Marshall 38.9% 1,362
Total Votes 3,500


See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

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.[5][6][7]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 63, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Folk 51.2% 3,096
     Democratic Donn Marshall 48.8% 2,947
Total Votes 6,043
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 63 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Folk 51.4% 485
Pam Brush 48.6% 458
Total Votes 943

Campaign donors

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.[8]

Michael Folk's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 63 Won $22,113
Grand Total Raised $22,113


Folk 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
Folk, Michael$550
Total Raised in 2012$22,113
Source:Follow the Money


Folk and his wife, Stella, have four children.


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