West Virginia House of Delegates District 48

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West Virginia House of Delegates District 48
Current incumbentSamuel J. "Sam" Cann Democratic Party
Richard J. Iaquinta Democratic Party
Tim Miley Democratic Party
Danny Hamrick Republican Party
Population70,424
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
West Virginia's forty-eighth state house district is represented by Democratic Representatives Samuel J. "Sam" Cann, Richard J. Iaquinta, and Tim Miley and Republican Representative Danny Hamrick.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 70,424 civilians reside within West Virginia's forty-eighth 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

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 incumbents Samuel J. "Sam" Cann, Richard J. Iaquinta, and Tim Miley, and Republican Danny Hamrick defeated Democratic incumbent Ron Fragale and Republicans Diana Bartley, Ed Randolph, and Terry J. Woodside, Sr. in the general election. Cann, Iaquinta, Miley, and Fragale defeated Martin Shaffer in the Democratic primary election. Hamrick, Bartley, Randolph, and Woodside defeated "Benjamin" Dan Franklin in the Republican primary election.[7][8]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 48 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Miley Incumbent 22.7% 5,809
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Fragale Incumbent 22.4% 5,728
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard J. Iaquinta Incumbent 22.4% 5,727
Green check mark transparent.pngSam Cann Incumbent 20.5% 5,233
Martin Shaffer 11.9% 3,050
Total Votes 25,547
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 48 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDanny Hamrick 26.7% 2,984
Green check mark transparent.pngDiana Bartley 21.8% 2,431
Green check mark transparent.pngTerry J. Woodside, Jr. 18.6% 2,080
Green check mark transparent.pngEd Randolph 17.3% 1,929
Dan Franklin 15.6% 1,746
Total Votes 11,170

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for West Virginia House of Delegates District 48 have raised a total of $365,743. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $18,287 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, West Virginia House of Delegates District 48
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $278,647 10 $27,865
2010 $42,626 2 $21,313
2008 $22,250 2 $11,125
2006 $9,629 2 $4,815
2004 $3,486 1 $3,486
2002 $1,950 1 $1,950
2000 $7,155 2 $3,578
Total $365,743 20 $18,287

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