West Virginia House of Delegates District 7
|West Virginia House of Delegates District 7|
|Current incumbent||Lynwood Ireland|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 17,736 civilians reside within West Virginia's seventh 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 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 Lynwood Ireland defeated Jason Harshbarger in the Republican primary. Ireland was unopposed in the general election.
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 7 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Lynwood Ireland Incumbent||57.4%||1,106|
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 Lynwood Ireland was unchallenged in the general election. Ireland was unopposed in the Republican primary election.
Since 2000, candidates for West Virginia House of Delegates District 7 have raised a total of $63,789. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $4,556 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, West Virginia House of Delegates District 7|
- 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)
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Candidate search," accessed April 30, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 18, 2014
- Official general election results West Virginia Secretary of State, General Election Statewide Results, accessed October 30, 2013
- Official primary results West Virginia Secretary of State, Primary Election Statewide Results, accessed October 30, 2013
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