West Virginia House of Delegates District 39

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West Virginia House of Delegates District 39
Current incumbentRon Walters Republican Party
Population19,431
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
West Virginia's thirty-ninth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Ron Walters.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 19,431 civilians reside within West Virginia's thirty-ninth 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 Ronald Walters was unopposed in the Republican primary. Walters defeated Sally Shepherd (D) in the general election.[7]

West Virginia House of Delegates District 39, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Walters Incumbent 62.3% 3,010
     Democratic Sally Shepherd 37.7% 1,823
Total Votes 4,833

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. Republican incumbent Ron Walters defeated Democrat Clint Casto in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[8][9]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Walters Incumbent 65% 4,149
     Democratic Clint Casto 35% 2,230
Total Votes 6,379

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for West Virginia House of Delegates District 39 have raised a total of $199,957. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $12,497 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, West Virginia House of Delegates District 39
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $12,268 2 $6,134
2010 $52,620 3 $17,540
2008 $39,943 2 $19,972
2006 $23,017 2 $11,509
2004 $22,846 2 $11,423
2002 $21,441 2 $10,721
2000 $27,822 3 $9,274
Total $199,957 16 $12,497

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