West Virginia House of Delegates District 7

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West Virginia House of Delegates District 7
Current incumbentLynwood Ireland Republican Party
Population17,736
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
West Virginia's seventh state house district is represented by Republican Representative Lynwood Ireland.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 17,736 civilians reside within West Virginia's seventh 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 Lynwood Ireland defeated Jason Harshbarger in the Republican primary. Ireland was unopposed in the general election.[7][8]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLynwood Ireland Incumbent 57.4% 1,106
Jason Harshbarger 42.6% 820
Total Votes 1,926

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. Republican incumbent Lynwood Ireland was unchallenged in the general election. Ireland was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[9][10]

Campaign contributions

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
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $7,347 1 $7,347
2010 $4,301 1 $4,301
2008 $10,187 2 $5,094
2006 $23,994 4 $5,999
2004 $9,621 3 $3,207
2002 $5,592 2 $2,796
2000 $2,747 1 $2,747
Total $63,789 14 $4,556

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