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West Virginia House of Representatives elections, 2008

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Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates were held in West Virginia on November 4, 2008, and primary elections were held May 13, 2008. All 100 seats were up for election. Members are elected to two year terms.[1]

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."[2]

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Randy Swartzmiller: 8,763 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Benton Manypenny: 4,686
Republican Party Patrick McGeehan: 8,443 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Timothy Ennis: 10,078 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Roy Givens: 8,486 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Orphy Klempa: 9,236 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Talmadge Hutchins: 8,495 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William Hefner: 5,278

District 4

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ronald Morris Approveda
Independent Independent candidates:
  • Richard Hartley

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scott Varner: 8,689 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Michael Ferro: 6,949 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ronald Morris: 5,215
Independent Richard Hartley: 3,102

District 5

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Constitution Party Constitution Party candidates:
  • Denzil Sloan

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dave Pethtel: 5,035 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Denzil Sloan: 917

District 6

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Roger Romine Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ronald Nichols Approveda
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ronald Nichols: 2,412
Republican Party Lynwood Ireland: 4,222 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Charles Webb Approveda
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles Webb: 2,436
Republican Party Everette Anderson: 5,023 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Francis Marion: 1,246 Approveda
  • Sterling Ball: 879
  • Timothy Reed: 606
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Francis Marion: 3,237
Republican Party Larry Border: 4,308 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Brenda Brum: 5,329 Approveda
  • Daniel Poling: 4,437 Approveda
  • Iris McCrady: 3,304 Approveda
  • Timothy Fittro: 3,304
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel Poling: 10,086 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Brenda Brum: 10,077
Democratic Party Iris McCrady: 6,389
Republican Party Thomas Azinger: 11,067 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Ellem: 11,003 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frederick David Gillespie: 9,040

District 11

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Robert Ashley Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jo Boggess Phillips: 2,149 Approveda
  • Chadwick Michael Slater: 1,168
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jo Boggess Phillips: 3,941
Republican Party Mitch Carmichael: 4,454 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • James McCormick, II: 1,661 Approveda
  • Brian Scott: 1,501 Approveda
  • Brian Savilla: 1,065

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brady Paxton: 8,369 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Dale Martin: 6,855 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James McCormick, II: 5,986
Republican Party Brian Scott: 5,562

District 14

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jeffrey Martin: 3,725 Approveda
  • Karen Coria: 3,662 Approveda
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeffrey Martin: 6,145
Democratic Party Karen Coria: 5,992
Republican Party Troy Andes: 9,323 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Patti Schoen: 8,231 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • Carol Miller: 2,116 Approveda
  • James Carden: 1,381 Approveda
  • Paula Stewart: 1,330 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kevin Craig: 10,522 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jim Morgan: 9,387 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Carl Eastham: 7,333
Republican Party Carol Miller: 8,163 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Carden: 5,150
Republican Party Paula Stewart: 4,403

District 16

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Douglas Reynolds: 12,462 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Dale Stephens: 11,482 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Amy Herrenkohl: 9,476
Republican Party Kelli Sobonya: 12,462 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • Lisa Peana Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Thompson: 8,108 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Don Perdue: 7,121 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lisa Peana: 4,624

District 18

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Larry Barker Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ralph Rodighiero: 7,151 Approveda
  • Josh Stowers: 5,403 Approveda
  • Greg Butcher: 5,357 Approveda
  • Jeff Eldridge: 5,194 Approveda
  • Teddy Ellis: 4,607
  • Theodore Tomblin: 4,485
  • Lidella Hrutkay: 3,931
  • Rupert Phillips, Jr.: 3,928
  • Harry Freeman: 3,149
  • Billy Ray Bryant: 2,760
  • James Porter, Jr.: 2,407
  • Jeremy Elmer Farley: 2,330
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Greg Butcher: 16,828 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Josh Stowers: 13,846 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jeff Eldridge: 13,511 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Ralph Rodighiero: 13,381 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven Kominar Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harry White Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Goode Phillips: 6,824 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Daniel Hall: 5,887 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Clifton Moore Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Mike Vinciguerra: 1,556 Approveda
  • Harold Boyd Wolfe, III: 935
  • Edwin Vanover: 287
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • John Shott: 469 Approveda
  • Steven Mancini: 101
  • Douglas Quesinberry: 78
  • Blaine Braithwaite: 69

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Vinciguerra: 2,724
Republican Party John Shott: 3,144 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John Frazier: 4,437 Approveda
  • Marshall Long: 4,111 Approveda
  • Lyle Cottle:1,090
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Frazier: 6,664 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Marshall Long: 6,070
Republican Party Thomas Porter: 6,539 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joe Carey Ellington: 3,827

District 26

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gerald Crosier Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • Linda Sumner: 3,155 Approveda
  • Dereck Severt: 2,277 Approveda
  • Jeffery Michael Pack: 2,131 Approveda
  • Albert Kevin Honaker: 1,921 Approveda
  • Philip Stevens: 1,548 Approveda
  • Gilbert Conner: 1,367

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rick Moye: 15,918 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party William Wooton: 14,962 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Sally Matz Susman: 14,894 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Virginia Mahan: 12,877 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Louis Gall: 12,415
Republican Party Linda Sumner: 17,218 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeffrey Michael Pack: 11,313
Republican Party Dereck Severt: 10,348
Republican Party Philip Stevens: 9,874
Republican Party Albert Kevin Honaker: 9,147

District 28

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas Campbell: 8,639 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Joan Browning: 7,849
Republican Party Denny Canterbury: 5,393 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • Marshall W. Clay: 1,059 Approveda
  • Daniel Bruce Wright: 938 Approveda
  • Steven Oliver Smith: 831 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William Louisos: 9,241 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party David Perry: 9,227 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Margaret Staggers: 9,185 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marshall W. Clay: 4,746
Republican Party Daniel Bruce Wright: 4,582
Republican Party Steven Oliver Smith: 3,309

District 30

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • John Miller: 4,121 Approveda
  • Fred Joseph: 4,053 Approveda
  • Edwin C. Anderson: 3,872 Approveda
  • David Todd Carden: 3,489 Approveda
  • Lance Byron Vaughan: 3,072 Approveda
  • Victoria Lynn Casey: 2,912 Approveda
  • Edward Ross Burgess: 2,758 Approveda
Green Party#Mountain Party Mountain Party candidates:
  • John Armistead Welbourn Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Douglas Skaff, Jr.: 24,265 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Danny Wells: 24,019 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Bonnie Brown: 23,353 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Barbara Hatfield: 22,709 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mark Hunt: 21,635 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Sharon Spencer: 21,541 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Nancy Guthrie: 20,285 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Fred Joseph: 18,652
Republican Party John Miller: 17,992
Republican Party Edwin C. Anderson: 16,217
Republican Party David Todd Carden: 15,286
Republican Party Victoria Lynn Casey: 14,250
Republican Party Edward Ross Burgess: 13,282
Republican Party Lance Byron Vaughan: 12,733
Green Party#Mountain Party John Armistead Welbourn: 3,940

District 31

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carrie Webster Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John William Cain: 3,886 Approveda
  • Carmela Ryan-Thompson: 3,576 Approveda
  • Charles Foster Black: 2,466 Approveda
  • Clint Adison Casto: 2,347
  • Curtis Robinson: 1,714
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John William Cain: 7,555
Democratic Party Carmela Ryan-Thompson: 7,513
Democratic Party Charles Foster Black: 5,450
Republican Party Tim Armstead: 10,958 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ronald Walters: 10,098 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Patrick Lane: 8,857 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • David Walker: 1,238 Approveda
  • Ronald Blankenship: 1,201
  • Rick Frame: 789
  • Larry Dale Cottrell: 667
  • Diann Clothier: 151
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Walker: 3,635 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry Wayne Cole: 1,721

District 34

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • Larry Michael Bright Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brent Boggs: 5,206 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry Michael Bright: 1,034

District 35

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sam Argento Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Talbott Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Bill Proudfoot: 5,225 Approveda
  • William Hartman: 4,469 Approveda
  • Thomas Paul Ditty: 2,812
  • Margaret Ann Beckwith: 2,309
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill Proudfoot: 9,978 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party William Hartman: 9,364 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Margaret Smith: 1,498 Approveda
  • Kimberly Ann Harrison: 848
  • Robert Stultz: 834
  • Michael DeBarr: 149
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • Derrick Wayne Love: 678 Approveda
  • Claude Marshall Riffle: 389
  • Bruce Beam: 329
  • Steven Moneypenny: 289

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Margaret Smith: 4,510 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Derrick Wayne Love: 2,351

District 39

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party William Hamilton Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Poling: 4,767 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lonnie L. Moore Sr.: 2,694

District 41

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • Daniel Hamrick Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Timothy Miley: 18,683 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Ronald Fragale: 18,482 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Samuel Cann, Sr.: 18,310 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Richard Iaquinta: 17,854 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daniel Hamrick: 15,107

District 42

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Manypenny Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Caputo: 15,595 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Linda Longstreth: 14,567 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Timothy Manchin:13,923 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rick Starn: 10,099

District 44

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • Cindy Frich: 3,110 Approveda
  • Harry Bertram: 1,840 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alex Shook: 17,867 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Charlene Marshall: 17,087 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Robert Beach: 16,168 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Barbara Fleischauer: 16,061 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cindy Frich: 15,245
Republican Party Harry Betram: 7,976

District 45

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Larry Williams Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stanley Shaver Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harold Michael Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Donna Kuhn Approveda
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donna Kuhn: 2,614
Republican Party Allen Evans: 4,668 Green check mark transparent.png

District 49

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Robert Schadler Green check mark transparent.png

District 50

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Royce Blair Saville: 2,683
Republican Party Ruth Rowan: 4,576 Green check mark transparent.png

District 51

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
Constitution Party Mountain Party candidates:
  • Robert Byron Mills

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Daryl Cowles: 5,131 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Robert Byron Mills: 1,666

District 52

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Roberts: 4,114
Republican Party Craig Blair: 4,994 Green check mark transparent.png

District 53

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jonathan Miller Green check mark transparent.png

District 54

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Walter Duke Green check mark transparent.png

District 55

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party John Overington Green check mark transparent.png

District 56

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Tabb Green check mark transparent.png

District 57

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • Anne Elizabeth Dungan Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Doyle: 5,533 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Anne Elizabeth Dungan: 3,689

District 58

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tiffany Lawrence: 4,953 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tomas Ruben Engle: 3,619

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