Mike Hall

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Mike Hall
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West Virginia State Senate District 4
In office
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 9
Minority Leader, West Virginia State Senate
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia State House of Delegates
Bachelor'sMarshall University, 1970
Master'sMethodist School of Theology, 1976
Date of birthNovember 3, 1948
Place of birthHuntington, WV
ProfessionFinancial specialist
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William Michael Hall (b. November 3, 1948) is a Republican member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He served as Minority Leader from 2011 to 2014.[1]

Hall served in the West Virginia State House of Delegates from 1994 to 2004. In 2004, he served as Minority Whip in the West Virginia House.


Hall earned his B.A. in Philosophy/Political Science from Marshall University in 1970. He went on to earn his MDiv from the Methodist School of Theology in 1976.

Since 1994, Hall has been National Field Representative in Insurance Annuities and Relief for the Presbyterian Church. Hall has worked as a financial advisor for Hallason Limited Liability Company on Fourth Avenue. He also worked as a minister for the Methodist Church from 1972 to 1981. He went on to work as a minister for the Presbyterian Church from 1981 to 1994. Hall is a representative for Cetera Financial Specialists and a realtor sales associate for Mountain Lakes Realty.[2][3]

Committee assignments


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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Resources
Children and Poverty
Natural Resources
Banking and Insurance
Economic Development
Joint Finance
Government and Finance
Health and Human Resources Accountability
Law Institute
Pensions and Retirement
Rule-Making Review


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


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



See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia State Senate 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 Mike Hall was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hall was unopposed in the general election.[4][5]


See also: West Virginia down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Hall ran for West Virginia Treasurer in 2012. He defeated Steve Connolly in the May 8 Republican Primary.[6] Incumbent John Perdue ran for re-election on the Democratic ticket and defeated Hall in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7]

West Virginia Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Perdue Incumbent 55.3% 295,996
     Republican Mike Hall 44.7% 238,850
Total Votes 534,846
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.

Treasurer of West Virginia Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Hall 55.6% 49,433
Steve Connolly 44.4% 39,512
Total Votes 88,945
Election Results via The West Virginia Secretary of State.


See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Mike Hall was re-elected to the West Virginia State Senate District 4. He was unopposed in the May 11 primary and ran unopposed in the November 2, 2010 general election.[8][9]

West Virginia State Senate, District 4 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Hall (D) 27,072 100%
West Virginia State Senate, District 4 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Hall (R) 5,874 100%


On November 7, 2006, Mike Hall, and incumbent running for an open seat, won election to the West Virginia State Senate, District 4.[10]

Hall raised $89,755 for his campaign, while Jim Lees raised $107,062.[11]

West Virginia Senate, District 4 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Hall (R) 17,438
Jim Lees (D) 16,135

Campaign donors


Hall lost the election to the position of West Virginia Treasurer in 2012. During that election cycle, Hall raised a total of $85,645.


In 2010, Hall received $19,990 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[12]

West Virginia State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Hall's campaign in 2010
Contractors Association Of West Virginia$1,500
Merck & Co$1,500
CSX Transportation$1,000
American Electric Power$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $19,990


Hall raised $89,755 for the 2006 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[13]

Donor Amount
Nationwide $2,000
Jackson & Kelly $2,000
Danny Jones $2,000
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated $2,000



Purdue v. Hall for State Treasurer
Poll John Perdue Mike HallUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Charleston Daily Mail by R.L. Repass & Partners
(August 22-25, 2012)
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Hall and his wife, Vicki Steele, live in Charleston. They have two children.[2][3]


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