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Richard Browning

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Richard Browning
Browning d.jpg
West Virginia State Senate District 9
Former officeholder
In office
2009-December 1, 2012
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia State House of Delegates
1989-1997, 2001-2009
Associate'sMarshall University, 1974
Master'sWest Virginia University, 1984
Date of birthNovember 14, 1952
Place of birthMallory, WV
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Richard Browning (b. November 14, 1952) is a former Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 9 from 2008 to 2012. Browning served in the West Virginia House of Delegates twice. His first term lasted from 1988 to 1996, and his second was from 2000 to 2008.

Browning earned his AB from Marshall University in 1974. He went on to receive his M.A. from West Virginia University in 1984. He then earned his M.A. from West Virginia University College of Graduate Studies in 1989.

Browning has worked as a teacher at Pineville High School from 1975 to 1992. He then became Assistant Principal at Ocean High School in 1992 and worked in this position until 1997. He has worked as Executive Director for Coalfields Expressing Authority since 1997.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2012

Browning ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia State Senate, District 9. Browning was defeated by Daniel Hall in the May 8 primary election.[2][3]

West Virginia State Senate, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Hall Incumbent 51% 5,303
Richard Browning Incumbent 49% 5,086
Total Votes 10,389


On November 4, 2008, Richard Browning ran unopposed in an open seat in the West Virginia State Senate, District 9.[4]

Browning raised $46,025 for his campaign.[5]

West Virginia State Senate, District 9 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Browning (D) 24,227 100%

Campaign donors


Browning raised $46,025 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
West Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association $10,000
Keep Nick Rahall in Congress Committee $1,000
John Hodges $1,000
Coca-Cola $1,000


Browning is married to Delores Cook. They have three children; Shea, Joseph, and Maria.

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Political offices
Preceded by
West Virginia State Senate District 9
Succeeded by
Daniel Hall (D)