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Robert Ashley (West Virginia)

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Robert Ashley
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 11
Incumbent
In office
1984-1998, 2001-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position (current service)13
Years in position (previous service)14
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Leader, West Virginia House of Delegates
1994-1998, 2001-2002
Minority Whip, West Virginia House of Delegates
1988-1994, 1999-2000
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMarshall University, 1975
Personal
BirthdayJuly 4, 1953
Place of birthCharleston, WV
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert "Bob" Ashley (b. July 4, 1953) is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Ashley served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1984 to 1998 and from 2000 to the present. From 1988 to 1994 and again from 1999 to 2000, he served as State House Minority Whip. He also served as State House Minority Leader from 1994 to 1998 and from 2001 to 2002.

Biography

Ashley earned his BBA from Marshall University in 1975. Ashley was an Advertising Manager for Hardman's in 1983. He has been the Owner of Bob Ashley Insurance Agency since 1983.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Homeland Security, Minority Chair
Insurance, Minority Chair
Finance
Senior Citizen Issues
Rules
Children, Juveniles and Other Issues
Finance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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 Bob Ashley was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ashley will face Mark Myers in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Ashley won re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 11. Ashley ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and defeated Mark Myers in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Ashley Incumbent 81.1% 4,699
     Mountain Mark Myers 18.9% 1,093
Total Votes 5,792

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Ashley was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 11. He was one of two candidates running for the District 11 Delegate position on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. His opponent in the general election was Mountain Party Mark Myers.[6][7][8]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 11 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Ashley (R) 3,266 80.94%
Mark Myers (M) 769 19.06%
West Virginia State Senate, District 11 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert G. Ashley (R) 1,069 99.72%

2008

In 2008, Ashley was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 11. Ashley (R) ran unopposed and finished with 4,983 votes.[9] Ashley raised $6,050 for his campaign fund.[10]

West Virginia House District 11
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Ashley (R) 4,983

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ashley is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Ashley raised a total of $83,884 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[11]

Robert Ashley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 11 Won $7,525
2010 West Virginia State House, District 11 Won $11,475
2008 West Virginia State House, District 11 Won $6,050
2006 West Virginia State House, District 11 Won $8,200
2004 West Virginia State House, District 11 Won $3,250
2002 West Virginia State House, District 11 Won $10,595
2000 West Virginia State House, District 11 Won $16,517
1998 West Virginia State House, District 11 Defeated $20,272
Grand Total Raised $83,884

2012

Ashley won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Ashley raised a total of $7,525.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Ashley (West Virginia)'s campaign in 2012
West Virginia Association of Realtors$1,000
American Electric Power$1,000
Firstenergy Corp$500
West Virginia Bankers Association$500
Merck & Co$500
Total Raised in 2012$7,525
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ashley won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Ashley raised a total of $11,475.

2008

Ashley won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Ashley raised a total of $6,050.

2006

Ashley won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, Ashley raised a total of $8,200.

2004

Ashley won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, Ashley raised a total of $3,250.

2002

Ashley won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2002. During that election cycle, Ashley raised a total of $10,595.

2000

Ashley won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2000. During that election cycle, Ashley raised a total of $16,517.

1998

Ashley lost the election for the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1998. During that election cycle, Ashley raised a total of $20,272.

Personal

Ashley and his wife, Anita Harold, have two children.

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