West Virginia House of Delegates District 21

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West Virginia House of Delegates District 21
Current incumbentHarry Keith White Democratic Party
Population18,408
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
West Virginia's twenty-first state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Harry Keith White.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 18,408 civilians reside within West Virginia's twenty-first state house district.[1] West Virginia's state delegates represent an average of 18,530 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 18,083 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. West Virginia legislators assume office the first day of December following the election.

Qualifications

Section 13 of Article 6 of the West Virginia Constitution states, "No person holding any other lucrative office or employment under this state, the United States, or any foreign government; no member of Congress; and no person who is sheriff, constable, or clerk of any court of record, shall be eligible to a seat in the Legislature."

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the West Virginia Legislature are paid $20,000/year. Legislators receive $131/day per diem during session, set by the compensation commission.[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

In West Virginia, the Governor is responsible for filling all vacancies in the house.[5][6]

The executive committee of the political party that holds the seat must submit a list of three candidates to the Governor. The list must be submitted to the Governor within 15 days of the vacancy. The Governor must make a selection within five days of receiving the list. The person that is selected to fill the seat serves the remainder of the unfilled term.[6]

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 Harry White was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mark Dean defeated Roger Stacy was unopposed in the Republican primary. White defeated Dean in the general election.[7][8]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 21 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Dean 62.5% 162
Roger Stacy 37.5% 97
Total Votes 259

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates consisted of a primary election on May 8, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. Democratic incumbent Harry Keith White defeated Republican Roger Stacy in the general election. White defeated James C. Lusk in the Democratic primary election. Stacy was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[9][10]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHarry White Incumbent 72.6% 3,816
     Republican Roger Stacy 27.4% 1,437
Total Votes 5,253
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 21 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHarry White Incumbent 83.7% 2,622
James C. Lusk 16.3% 509
Total Votes 3,131

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for West Virginia House of Delegates District 21 have raised a total of $360,680. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $25,763 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, West Virginia House of Delegates District 21
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $95,139 3 $31,713
2010 $74,435 1 $74,435
2008 $59,255 1 $59,255
2006 $64,842 2 $32,421
2004 $21,685 2 $10,843
2002 $16,235 1 $16,235
2000 $29,089 4 $7,272
Total $360,680 14 $25,763

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