Tiffany Lawrence

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Tiffany Lawrence
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 65
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sShepard College
Master'sShenandoah University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 13, 1982
Place of birthMartinsburg, WV
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tiffany E. Lawrence (b. July 13, 1982) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 65. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Lawrence earned her B.S. in Political Science and Business Administration from Shepard College. She went on to receive her M.B.A. from Shenandoah University.

Lawrence has worked in the following positions: Owner/operator/sales associate for Little Shop Antiques, Substitute Teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools, Spokesperson for the Children's Miracle Network, and Marketing/Public Relations Administrator for Charles Town Races and Slots. She then worked for Miss West Virginia of the Miss America Scholarship Organization in 2006.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Political Subdivisions, Vice Chair
Education
Health and Human Resources
Constitutional Revision
Joint Education
Health
Intern
Minority Issues

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Lawrence's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Agriculture

  • Excerpt: "Jefferson County cannot afford to sustain these losses to pad the budget for other areas of our state. In the next legislative session, I will renew my efforts to restore lost funds back to the horse breeder development fund."

Education

  • Excerpt: "As a senior member of the House Education Committee, I am committed to crafting solutions to ensure that every West Virginia child has the tools necessary to succeed. Additionally, I am working to help our area recruit and retain quality teachers to help all school children succeed."

Jobs & the Economy

  • Excerpt: "Creating legislation that will help create jobs in Jefferson County is one of the most important duties and challenges as your Delegate. Know that every decision I make always considers the impact on jobs and the economy in our county and region."

Roads & Transportation

  • Excerpt: "As one of the fastest-growing areas in West Virginia, Jefferson County must maintain and construct new roads and infrastructure to match our growth. I work everyday keep our tax dollars at home to build projects we need."

Children & Families

  • Excerpt: "Too often, the smallest among us suffer needlessly due to the actions of adults. As your Delegate, I am deeply committed to protecting our most precious resource: our children. Since my first legislative session, I have sponsored numerous pieces of legislation aimed at protecting the rights of children."

Elections

2014

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

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. Incumbent Tiffany Lawrence was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jill Upson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Upson defeated Lawrence in the general election.[3]

West Virginia House of Delegates District 65, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJill Upson 55.8% 2,335
     Democratic Tiffany Lawrence Incumbent 44.2% 1,848
Total Votes 4,183

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Lawrence ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 65. Lawrence defeated Richard Shuman, II in the May 8 primary election and defeated Jill Upson in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTiffany Lawrence Incumbent 52.1% 3,593
     Republican Jill Upson 47.9% 3,307
Total Votes 6,900
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 65 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTiffany Lawrence Incumbent 79.6% 860
Richard Shuman, II 20.4% 220
Total Votes 1,080

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Lawrence was re-elected in District 58 in the November 2, 2010, general election. She defeated Republican Blake Thompson. Lawrence was unopposed in the primary election.[7][8][9]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 58 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tiffany Lawrence (D) 3,133 53.41%
Alan Thompson (R) 2,733 46.59%
West Virginia State Senate, District 58 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tiffany Elizabeth Lawrence (D) 802 66.83%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lawrence is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Lawrence raised a total of $112,725 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 31, 2013.[10]

Tiffany Lawrence's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 65 Won $39,247
2010 West Virginia State House, District 58 Won $37,616
2008 West Virginia State House, District 58 Won $35,862
Grand Total Raised $112,725

2012

Lawrence won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Lawrence raised a total of $39,247.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tiffany Lawrence's campaign in 2012
West Virginia Appalachian Laborers District Council$4,000
West Virginia Education Association$1,500
West Virginia Bankers Association$1,500
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council$1,000
Friends of the Track Pac$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$39,247
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Lawrence won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Lawrence raised a total of $37,616.

2008

Lawrence won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Lawrence raised a total of $35,862.

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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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Legislators are scored on their votes on the Water Resources Protection Act and its amendments.

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