Ruth Rowan

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Ruth Rowan
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 57
Incumbent
In office
2004-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia University of Pennsylvania
Master'sWest Virginia University
Personal
BirthdayOctober 12, 1948
ProfessionEducator
ReligionChurch of the Brethren
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ruth Rowan (b. October 12, 1948) is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 57. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Rowan earned her B.S. from California University of Pennsylvania. She went on to receive her M.A. from West Virginia University. Rowan is an educator.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Senior Citizen Issues, Minority Chair
Veterans Affairs, Minority Vice Chair
Education
Health and Human Resources
Children, Juveniles and Other Issues
Joint Education
Government Operations
Health

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rowan 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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. Incumbent Ruth Rowan was unopposed in the Republican primary. Rowan is unopposed in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Rowan won re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 57. Rowan defeated Terry L. Craver in the May 8 primary election and defeated Joe Moreland, Jr. in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 57, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Rowan Incumbent 71% 4,419
     Democratic Joe Moreland, Jr. 29% 1,808
Total Votes 6,227
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 57 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Rowan Incumbent 68.9% 1,088
Terry L. Craver 31.1% 490
Total Votes 1,578

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Rowan was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 50. She defeated Democrat Alan "Mitch" Davis in the November 2, 2010, general election. She was unopposed in the Primary election.[6][7][8]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 50 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ruth Ann Rowan (R) 3,950 71.86%
Allen Davis (D) 1,547 28.14%
West Virginia State Senate, District 50 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ruth Ann Rowan (R) 854 37.79%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rowan is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Rowan raised a total of $71,680 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 31, 2013.[9]

Ruth Rowan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 57 Won $15,309
2010 West Virginia State House, District 50 Won $11,251
2008 West Virginia State House, District 50 Won $15,144
2006 West Virginia State House, District 50 Won $17,352
2004 West Virginia State House, District 50 Won $12,624
Grand Total Raised $71,680

2012

Rowan won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Rowan raised a total of $15,309.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ruth Rowan's campaign in 2012
Friends of Ruth Rowan$2,579
West Virginia AFL-CIO$2,000
West Virginia Education Association$1,250
American Federation of Teachers$750
American Electric Power$750
Total Raised in 2012$15,309
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Rowan won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Rowan raised a total of $11,251.

2008

Rowan won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Rowan raised a total of $15,144.

2006

Rowan won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, Rowan raised a total of $17,352.

2004

Rowan won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, Rowan raised a total of $12,624.

Personal

Rowan and her husband, Thomas, have two children.

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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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