Michael Manypenny

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Michael Manypenny
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 49
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWest Virginia University, 1986
Personal
BirthdayAugust 1, 1959
Place of birthEast Liverpool, OH
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael "Mike" Manypenny (b. August 1, 1959) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 49. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Manypenny earned his B.S. in Agriculture/Forestry from West Virginia University in 1986.

Manypenny was the owner of Blue Ridge Landscaping and Environmental Services from 1979 to 1987. He then worked as manager of Prime Landscaping from 1986 to 1990 and as manager of Central Coast Landscape from 1990 to 1994. From 1999 to 2008, he was Director of Global Impact, Incorporated. Manypenny worked as an operations manager for Oak Grove Greenhouses from 2003 to 2008. He is currently an agricultural/environmental consultant.

Manypenny was a campaigner for the West Virginia Presidential Election Campaign in 2000. He was a candidate for the West Virginia State House of Delegates in 2004 and 2006 but was not elected.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Vice Chair
Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business
Judiciary
Natural Resources
Senior Citizen Issues
Agriculture and Agri-business, Vice Chair
Joint Judiciary
Water Resources

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Marijuana legalization

In 2013, Manypenny introduced a bill to legalize marijuana in limited and medical cases. Manypenny believes that marijuana can be more effective and less harmful than currently-prescribed drugs to treat some conditions, including children with life epilepsy. He encountered opposition from other legislators who were concerned about the potential repercussions of state policy conflicting with federal policy, which outlaws marijuana. However, the August 2013 announcement by United States Attorney General Eric Holder that the federal government would not punish states for legalizing marijuana as long as the distribution was carefully regulated emboldened state legislators, including Manypenny. In September 2013, Manypenny told The Charleston Gazette that his chances for successfully forwarding this legislation in West Virginia has increased substantially.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. Incumbent Michael Manypenny was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Amy Summers was unopposed in the Republican primary. Manypenny will face Summers in the general election.[3]

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Manypenny ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 49. Manypenny defeated Francis W. Nestor in the May 8 primary election and defeated Jeff Tansill in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Manypenny Incumbent 53.1% 3,453
     Republican Jeff Tansill 46.9% 3,047
Total Votes 6,500
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 49 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Manypenny Incumbent 72.2% 1,801
Francis W. Nestor 27.8% 695
Total Votes 2,496

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Manypenny was re-elected to District 42. He defeated Republican Jeff Tansill in the general election. Manypenny was one of two candidates running for the position in District 42 on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election.[7][8][9]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 42 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Manypenny (D) 3,223 54.18%
Jeffrey Tansill (R) 2,726 45.82%
West Virginia State Senate, District 42 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Noel Manypenny II (D) 1,830 63.79%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Manypenny is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Manypenny raised a total of $84,044 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 31, 2013.[10]

Michael Manypenny's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 49 Won $29,189
2010 West Virginia State House, District 42 Won $30,259
2008 West Virginia State House, District 42 Won $5,287
2006 West Virginia State House, District 42 Defeated $18,149
2004 West Virginia State House, District 42 Defeated $1,160
Grand Total Raised $84,044

2012

Manypenny won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Manypenny raised a total of $29,189.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Manypenny's campaign in 2012
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council$2,000
West Virginia AFL-CIO$2,000
Mike Manypenny$1,314
West Virginia Regional Council of Carpenters$1,250
North Central West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$29,189
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Manypenny won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Manypenny raised a total of $30,259.

2008

Manypenny won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Manypenny raised a total of $5,287.

2006

Manypenny lost the election for the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, Manypenny raised a total of $18,149.

2004

Manypenny lost the election for the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, Manypenny raised a total of $1,160.

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