Rocky Fitzsimmons

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Rocky Fitzsimmons
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West Virginia State Senate, District 1
Incumbent
In office
December 26, 2012 – present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedDecember 26, 2012
Appointed byGov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D)
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWashington University
J.D.Wake Forest University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 5, 1979
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert "Rocky" Fitzsimmons is a Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 1. He was first appointed to the chamber on December 26, 2012. Fitzsimmons was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Orphy Klempa's resignation.[1]

Biography

Fitzsimmons earned a bachelor's degree from Washington University. He then earned his law degree at Wake Forest University. Fitzsimmons is an attorney.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Insurance, Vice Chair
Enrolled Bills
Transportation and Infrastructure
Military
Labor
Government Organization
Judiciary
Joint Government Organization
Joint Judiciary

Elections

2014

See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia State Senate consisted of a primary election on May 13, 2014. The general election was on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. Incumbent Rocky Fitzsimmons was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Ryan Ferns was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ferns defeated Fitzsimmons in the general election.[3][4]

West Virginia State Senate District 1, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Ferns 51.8% 13,762
     Democratic Rocky Fitzsimmons Incumbent 48.2% 12,821
Total Votes 26,583

Personal

Fitzsimmons is chairman of the Ohio County Democratic Party and a member of Corpus Christi Catholic church.[5]

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2014

In 2014, the West Virginia State Legislature was in session from January 8 through March 10.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Orphy Klempa (D)
West Virginia State Senate District 1
2012 - present
Succeeded by
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