Orphy Klempa

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Orphy Klempa
Klempa orphy.jpg
West Virginia State Senate District 1
Former officeholder
In office
2011-December 10, 2012
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia State House of Delegates
2007-2011
Education
Associate'sWest Virginia Northern Community College, 2004
Personal
BirthdayOctober 9, 1951
Place of birthWheeling, WV
ProfessionBusiness Representative, Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Orphy Klempa is a former Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 1. He was first elected to the Senate in 2010 and served until his resignation on December 10, 2012 when he left to serve as Ohio County Commissioner.[1] Klempa also represented District 3 in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 2006-2010.

Klempa worked as a coal miner and carpenter foreman. He has been a business representative for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters since 1995.

He received his AD from West Virginia Northern Community College, and was a Journeyman in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Apprenticeship Program.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session while a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, Klempa served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010
See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Klempa did not seek re-election to House of Delegates District 3 in 2010. He was elected to West Virginia State Senate, District 1, in the 2010 elections on November 2. Klempa defeated Democrat Dan Paul Greathouse in the May 11 primary. He defeated Republican Charles Schlegel in the November 2 general election.[2] [3][4]

West Virginia State Senate, District 1 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Orphy Klempa (D) 17,179 58.60%
Charles Schlegal (R) 12,137 41.40%
West Virginia State Senate, District 1 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Orphy Michael Klempa (D) 6,838 36.80%
Dan Paul Greathouse (D) 5,960 32.07%

2008

In 2008 Klempa was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 3. Klempa (D) finished with 9,236 votes and was followed by Talmadge Hutchins (D) with 8,495 votes and William Hefner (R) with 5,278 votes.[5] Klempa raised $37,197 for his campaign fund.[6]

West Virginia House District 3
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Orphy Klempa (D) 9,236
Green check mark transparent.png Talmadge Hutchins (D) 8,495
William Hefner (R) 5,278

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, the year Wills first won election to the Senate, he collected $121,625 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Orphy Klempa $5,957
13 organizations $2,000 each
Robert Fitzsimmons $2,000
Jeremy Jacobs $2,000

Personal

Klempa and his wife, Mary Jo, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edwin Bowman (D)
West Virginia State Senate District 1
2010 - December 10, 2012
Succeeded by
Robert Fitzsimmons (D)
Preceded by
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West Virginia House of Representatives District 3
2006–2010
Succeeded by
Erikka Storch (R)