|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 35|
|December 1, 2012 – present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$131/day during session|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||West Virginia State University|
|Place of birth||Kanawha County, West Virginia|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Raines served on the following committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Senior Citizen Issues|
|• Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business|
|• Joint Education|
Raines's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "We can create a West Virginia that allows our current businesses to grow while simultaneously ushering in new businesses."
- Excerpt: "I vow to only support legislation where the students’ best interests are at the heart of the legislation."
- Cut Wasteful Spending
- Excerpt: "By budgeting more wisely, we can use money saved to address some of the challenges that have long faced our state, such as repairing Secondary Roads, increasing teacher pay, and cutting taxes."
- Excerpt: "I will support measures that put the safety of our workforce first and foremost, and protect West Virginians’ ability to work and provide for their families."
Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 13, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. District 35 is represented by four delegates. Andrew Byrd, Thornton Cooper, Barbara Hatfield and Sherri Wong defeated John Caudill, IV, David Harless, Bret Nida, Joe Wallace and Gary Winter in the Democratic primary. Incumbents J.B. McCuskey, Eric Nelson, and Suzette Raines and Chris Stansbury defeated Richard McGinnis and Marie Sprouse-McDavid in the Republican primary. Byrd, McCuskey, Nelson, and Stansbury defeated Cooper, Hatfield, Wong, and Sprouse-McDavid in the general election. Raines withdrew from the race due to personal reasons and allegations from Democrats. She was replaced by Sprouse-McDavid on the general election ballot.
Raines won election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 35. Raines advanced past the May 8 primary election and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
Comprehensive donor information for Raines is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Raines raised a total of $91,022 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 30, 2013.
|Suzette Raines's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||West Virginia State House, District 35||$91,022|
|Grand Total Raised||$91,022|
2012Raines won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Raines raised a total of $91,022.
|West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Suzette Raines's campaign in 2012|
|Raines, Suzette M||$19,911|
|West Virginia Appalachian Laborers District Council||$2,000|
|Hatfield, Bennett K||$2,000|
|West Virginia Chamber of Commerce||$1,750|
|American Electric Power||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$91,022|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.
Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.
In 2014, the West Virginia State Legislature was in session from January 8 through March 10.
- Regenerate WV - House only
- Legislators are scored on their votes for or against Regenerate WV's position.
- Legislators are scored on their votes on lawsuit-related legislation.
- Legislators are scored on their votes on the Water Resources Protection Act and its amendments.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Suzette + Raines + West + Virginia + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- West Virginia State Legislature
- West Virginia House of Delegates
- West Virginia House Committees
- West Virginia Joint Committees
- West Virginia state legislative districts
- Delegate Office Website
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Suzette Raines on Facebook
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Suzette Raines, "Steps Forward," accessed April 24, 2014
- Charleston Daily Mail, "Officials rule GOP can't replace Raines on ballot," August 13, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Candidate search," accessed April 30, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results," accessed June 18, 2014
- WBOY.com, "West Virginia General Election Results November 6, 2012," accessed November 7, 2012
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - General Election - November 6, 2012," accessed February 12, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - Primary Election - May 8, 2012," accessed February 12, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Raines, Suzette," accessed July 30, 2013
State of West Virginia
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Schools | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Director of Natural Resources | Commissioner of Labor | Chairman of Public Service Commission |