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West Virginia House of Delegates District 40

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West Virginia House of Delegates District 40
Current incumbentTim Armstead Republican Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2014
West Virginia's fortieth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Tim Armstead.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 19,455 civilians reside within West Virginia's fortieth 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.


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."


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]


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]



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 Tim Armstead was unchallenged in the general election. Armstead was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[7][8]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for West Virginia House of Delegates District 40 have raised a total of $205,980. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $12,116 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, West Virginia House of Delegates District 40
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $26,354 1 $26,354
2010 $36,902 2 $18,451
2008 $19,737 2 $9,869
2006 $31,336 2 $15,668
2004 $20,163 2 $10,082
2002 $43,704 4 $10,926
2000 $27,784 4 $6,946
Total $205,980 17 $12,116

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