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West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

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West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

West Virginia House of Delegates2014 West Virginia State Senate Elections
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Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates will consist of a primary election on May 13, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014.

The West Virginia House of Delegates is one of 20 state legislative chambers noted by Ballotpedia staff as being a battleground chamber. The West Virginia House has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican that amounts to 8 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of 27 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were 18 districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Another nine districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

Incumbents retiring

A total of eight incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Ryan Ferns Ends.png Republican House District 3
John Ellem Ends.png Republican House District 10
Tom Azinger Ends.png Republican House District 10
Troy Andes Ends.png Republican House District 15
Kevin Craig Electiondot.png Democratic House District 16
Doug Skaff, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic House District 35
Meshea Poore Electiondot.png Democratic House District 37
Mary Poling Electiondot.png Democratic House District 47

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the West Virginia House of Delegates:

West Virginia House of Representatives
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 53 Pending
     Republican Party 47 Pending
Total 100 100

Qualifications

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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."

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 15 of the 67 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. 17 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Candidates from both major parties will face off in the general election in 85 of the 100 districts up for election. 18 of these Districts held competitive elections in 2012, with their last seat claimed by a margin of victory less than 5 percent. Nine other districts held moderately competitive elections in 2012, with their last seat claimed by a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

Primary challenges

A total of 32 incumbents will face primary competition on May 13. Eight incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 60 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition.

Retiring incumbents

Eight incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 92 (92.0%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, four Democrats and four Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

District 1

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

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District 2

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Phil Diserio - Incumbent Diserio first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

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District 3

Note: Incumbent Ryan Ferns (R) is running for State Senate District 1.

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

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District 4

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

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District 5

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Dave Pethtel - Incumbent Pethtel first assumed office in 1998.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

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District 6

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

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District 7

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

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District 8

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

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District 9

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Anna Border - Incumbent Border first assumed office in 2011.

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District 10

Note: Incumbents John Ellem (R) and Tom Azinger (R) are not seeking re-election.[1][2]

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

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District 11

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Bob Ashley - Incumbent Ashley first assumed office in 2000.

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District 12

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

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District 13

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

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District 14

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Jim Butler - Incumbent Butler first assumed office in 2012.

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District 15

Note: Incumbent Troy Andes (R) is not seeking re-election.[3]

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

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District 16

Note: Incumbent Kevin Craig (D) is not seeking re-election.[4]

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

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District 17

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

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District 18

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Kelli Sobonya - Incumbent Sobonya first assumed office in 2002.

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District 19

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

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District 20

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

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District 21

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Harry White - Incumbent White first assumed office in 1996.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

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District 22

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

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District 23

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

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District 24

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

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District 25

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

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District 26

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

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District 27

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

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District 28

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

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District 29

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Ricky Moye - Incumbent Moye first assumed office in 2006.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

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District 30

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Linda Sumner - Incumbent Sumner first assumed office in 2002.

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District 31

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Lynne Arvon - Incumbent Arvon first assumed office in 2012.

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District 32

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
Green Party#Mountain Party May 13 Mountain primary:

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District 33

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • David Walker - Incumbent Walker first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

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District 34

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Brent Boggs - Incumbent Boggs first assumed office in 1996.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

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District 35

Note: Incumbent Doug Skaff, Jr. (D) is running for State Senate District 17.

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

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District 36

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

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District 37

Note: Incumbent Meshea Poore (D) is running for Congress.[5]

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

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District 38

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Patrick Lane - Incumbent Lane first assumed office in 2004.

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District 39

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

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District 40

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Tim Armstead - Incumbent Armstead first assumed office in 1998.

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District 41

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

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District 42

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

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District 43

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

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District 44

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

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District 45

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Bill Hamilton - Incumbent Hamilton first assumed office in 2002.

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District 46

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

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District 47

Note: Incumbent Mary Poling (D) has not filed to run for re-election.[6]

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

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District 48

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

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District 49

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

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District 50

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Caputo - Incumbent Caputo first assumed office in 1996.
  • Linda Longstreth - Incumbent Longstreth first assumed office in 2004.
  • Tim Manchin - Incumbent Manchin first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

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District 51

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

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District 52

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

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District 53

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Randy Smith - Incumbent Smith first assumed office in 2012.

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District 54

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

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District 55

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

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District 56

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Gary Howell - Incumbent Howell first assumed office in 2010.

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District 57

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Ruth Rowan - Incumbent Rowan first assumed office in 2006.

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District 58

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

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District 59

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

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District 60

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

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District 61

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Jason Barrett - Incumbent Barrett first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

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District 62

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

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District 63

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Michael Folk - Incumbent Folk first assumed office in 2012.

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District 64

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

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District 65

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

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District 66

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Paul Espinosa - Incumbent Espinosa first assumed office in 2012.
Green Party#Mountain Party May 13 Mountain primary:

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District 67

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

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