West Virginia House of Delegates District 55
|West Virginia House of Delegates District 55|
|Current incumbent||Isaac Sponaugle|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 19,414 civilians reside within West Virginia's fifty-fifth state house district. West Virginia's state delegates represent an average of 18,530 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 18,083 residents.
About the office
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.
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.
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. Democrat Isaac Sponaugle defeated Republican Stephen G. Smith in the general election. Sponaugle defeated John Hamilton Treadway, Jr. in the Democratic primary election. Smith was unopposed in the Republican primary election.
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 55, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Stephen G. Smith||41.2%||3,025|
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 55 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|John Hamilton Treadway, Jr.||43.6%||1,735|
Since 2000, candidates for West Virginia House of Delegates District 55 have raised a total of $190,316. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $14,640 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, West Virginia House of Delegates District 55|
- West Virginia State Legislature, Population Summary Report, August 16, 2011
- U.S. Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed February 14, 2014
- U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001. Accessed February 13, 2014
- NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
- West Virginia Legislature, "West Virginia Constitution," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Section, Article 4, Section 7)
- West Virginia Legislature, "West Virginia Code," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 3-10-5, WV Code)
- Official general election results West Virginia Secretary of State, General Election Statewide Results, accessed November 1, 2013
- Official primary results West Virginia Secretary of State, Primary Election Statewide Results, accessed November 1, 2013
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