Suzette Raines

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Suzette Raines
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West Virginia House of Delegates, District 35
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2012 – present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWest Virginia State University
Personal
Place of birthKanawha County, West Virginia
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Suzette Raines campaign logo
CandidateVerification
Suzette Raines is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 35. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Senior Citizen Issues
Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business
Joint Education

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Raines's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "We can create a West Virginia that allows our current businesses to grow while simultaneously ushering in new businesses."
  • Education
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."
  • Energy
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

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. 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, Cooper, Hatfield, Wong, McCuskey, Nelson, Raines and Stansbury will face off in the general election.[2][3]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBobbie Hatfield 21.2% 3,601
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Byrd 14.8% 2,510
Green check mark transparent.pngSherri Wong 14.3% 2,435
Green check mark transparent.pngThornton Cooper 13.1% 2,232
John Caudill, IV 11.6% 1,976
Bret Nida 9% 1,539
Gary Winter 6.5% 1,114
David Harless 5% 851
Joe Wallace 4.4% 753
Total Votes 17,011
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 35 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Nelson Incumbent 24.9% 2,952
Green check mark transparent.pngSuzette Raines Incumbent 21.6% 2,563
Green check mark transparent.pngJ.B. McCuskey Incumbent 20.6% 2,445
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Stansbury 15.1% 1,789
Marie Sprouse-McDavid 10.8% 1,285
Richard McGinnis 6.9% 819
Total Votes 11,853

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

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.[4][5][6]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Skaff Incumbent 15.8% 14,891
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSuzette Raines 14.5% 13,676
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Nelson Incumbent 14.2% 13,397
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Mccuskey 12% 11,325
     Democratic Bobbie Hatfield Incumbent 12% 11,284
     Democratic Bonnie Brown Incumbent 11.8% 11,097
     Democratic Chris Morris 10.4% 9,792
     Republican Fred Joseph 9.2% 8,638
Total Votes 94,100

Campaign donors

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.[7]

Suzette Raines's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 35 Won $91,022
Grand Total Raised $91,022

2012

Raines 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

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