West Virginia House of Delegates District 46

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West Virginia House of Delegates District 46
Current incumbentPeggy Donaldson Smith Democratic Party
Population18,397
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
West Virginia's forty-sixth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Peggy Donaldson Smith.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 18,397 civilians reside within West Virginia's forty-sixth 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 Peggy Donaldson Smith was unopposed in the Democratic primary. James Atchison defeated Derek Long was unopposed in the Republican primary. Smith defeated Atchison in the general election.[7][8]

West Virginia House of Delegates District 46, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy Donaldson Smith Incumbent 55.4% 2,855
     Republican James Atchison 44.6% 2,296
Total Votes 5,151


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 Peggy Donaldson Smith was unchallenged in the general election. Smith was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[9][10]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for West Virginia House of Delegates District 46 have raised a total of $170,100. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $8,505 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, West Virginia House of Delegates District 46
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $19,470 1 $19,470
2010 $26,001 2 $13,001
2008 $17,228 2 $8,614
2006 $53,378 4 $13,345
2004 $18,021 2 $9,011
2002 $17,602 2 $8,801
2000 $18,400 7 $2,629
Total $170,100 20 $8,505

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