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|West Virginia House of Delegates District 27|
|1997-December 1, 2012|
|Per diem||$131/day during session|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Date of birth||January 12, 1949|
|Place of birth||Jonesboro, AR|
Mahan attended Arkansas State University.
Mahan was a Safety and Consumer Advocate from 1989 to 1996. She then worked as a Professional Organizer from 1989 to 1996. She was also a Legislative Consultant from 1989 to 1996.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mahan served on these committees:
- Banking and Insurance Committee, West Virginia House of Delegates
- Children, Juveniles and Other Issues Committee, West Virginia State Legislature, Chair
- Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee, West Virginia House of Delegates
- Equal Pay Commission, West Virginia State Legislature
- Finance Committee, West Virginia House of Delegates
- Finance Committee, West Virginia State Legislature
- Health Emergency Preparedness Committee, West Virginia State Legislature
- Technology Committee, West Virginia State Legislature
- Water Resources Committee, West Virginia State Legislature
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mahan served on these committees:
- Banking and Insurance Committee, West Virginia House
- Energy, Industry & Labor/ Economic Development & Small Business Committee, West Virginia House
- Finance Committee, West Virginia House
Mahan won in her bid for re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 27. She was one of nine candidates running for the five District 27 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. Mahan defeated Democrat Burge Speilman in the primary. She was opposed in the general election by Democratic incumbents Rick Moye, Sally Matz Susman and William Wooton and Democrat Mel Kessler; Republican incumbent Linda Sumner, and Republicans Richard "Ben" Franklin, John David O'Neal,and Rick Snuffer. The five top vote-getters were elected.
In 2008 Mahan was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 27. Mahan (D) finished with 12,877 votes. She was behind Linda Sumner (R) with 17,218 votes, Rick Moye (D) with 15,918 votes, William Wooton (D) with 14,962 votes and Sally Matz Susman (D) with 14,894 votes. Mahan finished ahead of Louis Gall (D) with 12,415 votes, Jeffrey Peck (R) with 11,313 votes, Dereck Severt (R) with 10,348 votes, Philip Stevens (R) with 9,874 votes and Kevin Honaker (R) with 9,147 votes. Mahan raised $35,792 for her campaign fund.
In 2010, Mahan received $43,564 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|West Virginia House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Virginia Mahan's campaign in 2010|
|West Virginia AFL-CIO||$2,000|
|West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council||$2,000|
|West Virginia Appalachian Laborers District Council||$2,000|
|West Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association||$1,000|
|Communications Workers District 2||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$43,564|
Mahan has a husband, Jon.
- Official list of West Virginia's November 2, 2010 candidates (dead link)
- Virginia Mahan's personal website
- West Virginia House of Delegates
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Virginia Mahan on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Mahan
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - General Election - November 2, 2010," accessed February 11, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - Primary Election - May 11, 2010," accessed February 11, 2014
- West Virginia House election results
- Campaign funds
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
|West Virginia House of Representatives District 27
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