Troy Andes

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Troy Andes
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 15
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolHurricane High School
Bachelor'sVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Master'sMarshall University
Personal
BirthdayApril 16, 1981
Place of birthPittsburgh, PA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Troy Andes (b. April 16, 1981) is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Andes has represented District 15 since 2012 and represented District 14 from 2006 to 2012. Andes served as an Assistant Minority Whip.

Biography

Andes earned his B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his MBA from Marshall University. In 2008, he was a member of the Program for Emerging Political Leaders at the West Virginia State Legislative Leader's Foundation.

Andes works in Public/Community Relations for Massey Coal Services.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development and Small Business, Minority Chair
Finance
Banking and Insurance
Constitutional Revision
Joint Finance
Health and Human Resources Accountability
Technology

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Andes' website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Economic Growth

  • Excerpt:"Every dollar that small businesses pay in West Virginia taxes is a dollar that isn’t used for job creation. We must quickly move to adopt a tax structure that is competitive with surrounding states. With some of the highest business taxes in the nation, immediate comprehensive tax reform is the only solution. At a minimum, we must eliminate the bizarre Business Franchise Tax, which as described by West Virginia’s state tax department, is “a tax on the privilege of doing business in this State."

Education

  • Excerpt:"We must begin to hold teachers accountable for their performance in the classroom as well. Unfortunately, under West Virginia law, fantastic teachers who improve test scores and motivate students share a pay scale with poor teachers who are essentially taxpayer-funded babysitters. We must reward excellent teachers with merit pay. Those teachers who improve test scores and inspire students should be rewarded while teachers who consistently rank at the bottom of the profession must be removed from the classroom."

Energy

  • Excerpt:"Here at home, I’ve been a vocal opponent of any cap and trade plan advanced by out-of-touch liberals in Congress. And in the House of Delegates, I voted against West Virginia’s radical cap and trade bill that drastically cuts the amount of coal that can be used to supply electricity to West Virginia homes and businesses. When we start limiting the amount of coal that can be used in West Virginia, we start limiting the number of jobs in West Virginia."

Family Values

  • Excerpt:"With a 100 percent pro-life voting record, I’m proud to have received the endorsement of West Virginians for Life in each of my elections. Now, following the birth of my second child I am reinvigorated to continue fighting for the rights of unborn children"

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Andes ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 15. Andes defeated Joe Bocook in the May 8 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 15 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Andes Incumbent 82% 1,792
Joe Bocook 18% 394
Total Votes 2,186

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Andes was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 14. He was one of three candidates running for the two District 14 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. His opponents in the general election were Republican Brian Savilla and Democrat Catherine Larck. Only the two top vote-getters were elected.[5][6][7]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 14 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Troy Andes (R) 8,159 40.28%
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Curtis Savilla (R) 6,741 33.28%
Catherine L. Larck (D) 5,355 26.44%
West Virginia State Senate, District 14 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Troy Andes (R) 2,034 29.96%
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Curtis Savilla (R) 945 13.92%
Darrell Justin Willis Black (R) 792 11.67%
Margaret Mary Carpenter (R) 548 8.07%
Debra Kay Girimont (R) 436 6.42%

2008

In 2008 Andes was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 14. Andes (R) finished with 9,323 votes and was followed by Patti Schoen (R) with 8,231 votes, Jeff Martin (D) with 6,145 votes and Karen Coria (D) with 5,992 votes.[8] Andes raised $21,901 for his campaign fund.[9]

West Virginia House District 14
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Troy Andes (R) 9,323
Green check mark transparent.png Patti Schoen (R) 8,231
Jeff Martin (D) 6,145
Karen Coria (D) 5,992

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Andes is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Andes raised a total of $128,873 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[10]

Troy Andes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 15 Won $52,155
2010 West Virginia State House, District 14 Won $23,937
2008 West Virginia State House, District 14 Won $21,901
2006 West Virginia State House, District 14 Won $30,880
Grand Total Raised $128,873

2012

Andes won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Andes raised a total of $52,155.

2010

Andes won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Andes raised a total of $23,937.

2008

Andes won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Andes raised a total of $21,901.

2006

Andes won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, Andes raised a total of $30,880.

Personal

Andes and his wife, Jennifer Maher, have two children; Lauren and Colin.

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