West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

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The Democratic Party held control the West Virginia House of Delegates since the 1930s. That all changed after the 2014 elections.

In 2012, Republicans took 11 Democratic seats and later, Democrat Ryan Ferns defected to the Republican Party, narrowing the party gap to six. The Republicans had a candidate running for every single seat in the election.[1][2]

One sign of the momentum surrounding the Republican charge was the primary win of Saira Blair, then 17 years old, who defeated incumbent Larry D. Kump. Blair, the daughter of State Sen. Craig Blair (R), defeated Democrat Layne Diehl.

The Democrats fielded candidates in 85 of the House's 100 races.

Larry Puccio, Chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party, was optimistic about retaining control of the House. He said an anti-Obama campaign would not work as it did two years prior.[1]

The West Virginia House of Delegates was one of 20 state legislative chambers noted by Ballotpedia staff as being a 2014 battleground chamber. The House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republicans 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.

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.

Following the general election, the majority control of the West Virginia House of Delegates shifted from the Democrats to the Republicans. The Democratic Party dropped from 53 seats to just 36. The Republican Party picked up those 17 seats, increasing their total from 47 seats to 64. It is the first time since the 1930s that the Democratic Party has not held majority control of the chamber.

Incumbents retiring

Eight incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

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 held the majority in the West Virginia House of Delegates:

West Virginia House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 53 36
     Republican Party 47 64
Total 100 100

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."

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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 15 of the 67 districts up for election in 2014, there was only one major party candidate running for election. Seventeen Republicans were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances.

Candidates from both major parties faced off in the general election in 85 of the 100 districts up for election. Eighteen 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 faced primary competition on May 13. Eight incumbents did not seek re-election in 2014 and another 60 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. Five incumbents were defeated by their primary opponents.

Retiring incumbents

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

Context

The West Virginia House of Delegates faced the prospect of Republican control for the first time since the 1930s. Fueled by an 11 seat swing in 2012 and a defection since, many analysts considered the Republican party to have a serious chance of closing the six seat gap. The GOP filed to run candidates in all of the state legislative seats up for election in 2014, ensuring that no Democratic candidate runs unchallenged. Some noted that the additional Republican candidates were solid in their own right, rather than just ballot fillers. "We have doctors, pharmacists—there is a good slate this year," said Vera McCormick, the Kanawha County Clerk. West Virginia Republican Party Chairman Conrad Lucas agreed, saying "It was so important this year for Republicans to make sure we had folks who were ready to govern. We’re fully prepared to be in leadership positions in both the House and state Senate this year." Danny Jones, Mayor of Charleston, backed Republicans to take control. "I think the Republicans are much more motivated and the Democrats are somewhat downtrodden and feel like they don’t have anywhere to go or anybody to vote for and a bunch of these Republicans are going unchallenged. There could be a few Democrats recapture seats but I think a lot more Republicans will."[3][1]

Larry Puccio, Chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party, believed his party could hold onto their control of the House. The anti-Obama campaign run by many Republicans in 2012, he said, would not work again. "While I think that will be used again and they’ll attempt to use it, I really don’t think that folks believe that a House of Delegate member who will probably never meet the president or know him whatsoever would have any tie at all to him and they will still vote for their local guy," he said.[1]

Races to Watch

The Republicans flip of the House required that all of their incumbents to win. Two seats in District 10 with retiring Republicans and the seat of Del. Ryan Ferns (R), who ran for the State Senate, also needed to be held by Republicans. The party was also targeting pick ups in four seats (16, 35, 37, 47) where Democrats did not run for re-election. In order to maintain control, Democrats targeted the two District 10 seats along with eight single-seat districts where Republican incumbents ran for re-election for the first time, such as District 12, District 14 and District 23.[1]

Eyes were also on the District 59 race between Layne Diehl (D) and Saira Blair (R), the 18-year-old daughter of State Sen. Craig Blair (R). Saira Blair defeated two-term Del. Larry Kump (R) in the May 13 Republican primary, outspending Kump $4,800 to $1,800. Blair, who ran on a campaign focused on the themes of being "pro-family, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-business, pro-jobs, and pro-West Virginia," was considered a favorite in the heavily Republican district, where nearly two thirds of the votes went to Mitt Romney in November 2012. While campaigning, she attended West Virginia University for the fall semester, but said she would take a semester off for the legislative session that meets from January to March.[4][5][6][7][8]

List of candidates

District 1 (2 seats)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Ronnie Jones: 1,825 Approveda - Incumbent Jones first assumed office in 2010.
  • Randy Swartzmiller: 2,429 Approveda - Incumbent Swartzmiller first assumed office in 2000.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

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Democratic Party Ronnie Jones: 2,911
Democratic Party Randy Swartzmiller: 4,198
Republican Party Pat McGeehan: 4,548 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Zatezalo: 5,075 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Phil Diserio: 1,444 Approveda- Incumbent Diserio first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Phil Diserio: 1,928
Republican Party Ryan Weld: 2,846 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3 (2 seats)

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

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Holli Smith: 4,208
Democratic Party Shawn Fluharty: 4,247 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dolph Santorine: 3,690
Republican Party Erikka Storch: 7,364 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4 (2 seats)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Ferro: 4,655 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Dave Hall: 3,806
Republican Party David A. Evans: 4,469 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ron Morris: 3,636

District 5 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Dave Pethtel: 1,602 Approveda- Incumbent Pethtel first assumed office in 1998.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dave Pethtel: 2,830 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mary Kay Milliken: 1,345

District 6 (1 seat)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Karl Paul: 829
Republican Party Wm. Roger Romine: 2,889 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7 (1 seat)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Lynwood Ireland: 3,673 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8 (1 seat)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Denzil "Buddy" Malone: 1,092
Republican Party Everette "Bill" Anderson: 3,608 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Anna Border: 1,143 Approveda- Incumbent Border first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Marion: 1,298
Republican Party Anna Border: 3,257 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10 (3 seats)

Note: Incumbents John Ellem (R) and Tom Azinger (R) did not seek re-election.[9][10]

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Miller: 3,077
Democratic Party Dan Poling: 5,927
Democratic Party Don Stansberry: 3,886
Republican Party Mike Azinger: 8,375 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank Deem: 7,479 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John R. Kelly: 6,932 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: Stansberry was not in the Democratic primary, but appeared on the West Virginia Secretary of State general election candidate list.

District 11 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Bob Ashley: 1,170 Approveda- Incumbent Ashley first assumed office in 2000.
Green Party#Mountain Party Mountain Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bob Ashley: 3,463 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party#Mountain Party Mark Myers: 807

District 12 (1 seat)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Bright: 2,123
Republican Party Steve Westfall: 2,884 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13 (2 seats)

Note: Incumbent Brady Paxton (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:

Note: Jim Dagostine withdrew before the primary.

Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joshua R. Martin: 3,567
Democratic Party Josh McGrath: 2,942
Republican Party Scott Cadle: 5,544 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Ihle: 4,837 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Jim Butler: 849 Approveda- Incumbent Butler first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Johnny Roach: 1,684
Republican Party Jim Butler: 2,755 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15 (1 seat)

Note: Incumbent Troy Andes (R) did not seek re-election.[11]

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

Note: Ashley Stinnett withdrew before the primary.

Independent Independent candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Geoff Foster: 4,209 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Christian Watts: 1,095

District 16 (3 seats)

Note: Incumbent Kevin Craig (D) did not seek re-election.[12]

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sean Hornbuckle: 4,906 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jim Morgan: 4,824 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Lauren Plymale: 3,881
Republican Party Dale Anderson II : 3,839
Republican Party Patrick Lucas: 4,556
Republican Party Carol Miller: 5,904 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17 (2 seats)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Douglas Reynolds: 1,399 Approveda- Incumbent Reynolds first assumed office in 2006.
  • Dale Stephens: 1,557 Approveda- Incumbent Stephens first assumed office in 2004.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Douglas Reynolds: 4,212 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Dale Stephens: 3,516
Republican Party Joyce Holland: 2,716
Republican Party Matthew Rohrbach: 4,282 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Kelli Sobonya: 641 Approveda- Incumbent Sobonya first assumed office in 2002.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Billy Chaffin II: 1,219
Republican Party Kelli Sobonya: 3,368 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19 (2 seats)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ken Hicks: 4,331 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Don Perdue: 4,057 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steve Marcum: 3,739
Republican Party Randy Tomblin: 2,531

District 20 (1 seat)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Justin Marcum: 2,823 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Russell Deskins: 1,173

District 21 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Harry White: 2,140 Approveda- Incumbent White first assumed office in 1996.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harry White: 2,000 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Dean: 1,347

District 22 (2 seats)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:

Note: In a recount, Barker lost to McCallister by one vote.[13]

Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary McCallister: 2,927
Democratic Party Jeff Eldridge: 3,367 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michel Moffatt: 3,756 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Justin Mullins: 3,093

District 23 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Joshua Nelson: 324 Approveda- Incumbent Nelson first assumed office in 2012.
Green Party#Mountain Party Mountain Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barry Brown: 2,204
Republican Party Joshua Nelson: 2,411 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party#Mountain Party Danny Ray Cook: 164

District 24 (2 seats)

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

Note: Billy Marcum withdrew before the primary. Meadows did not appear on the official general election list of candidates.

Independent Independent candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ralph Rodighiero: 4,511 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Rupert Phillips, Jr.: 4,120 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Larry Rogers: 2,287

District 25 (1 seat)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Goode Phillips: 2,110 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sue Cline: 2,016

District 26 (1 seat)

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

Note: Acosta did not appear on the official general election list of candidates.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Clif Moore: 1,844 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27 (3 seats)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Joe Ellington: 927 Approveda- Incumbent Ellington first assumed office in 2010.
  • Marty Gearheart: 916 Approveda- Incumbent Gearheart first assumed office in 2010.
  • John H. Shott: 964 Approveda- Incumbent Shott first assumed office in 2012.
Green Party#Mountain Party Mountain Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carol Bailey: 5,365
Republican Party Joe Ellington: 8,338 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marty Gearheart: 8,089 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John H. Shott: 9,004 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party#Mountain Party Karen White: 1,248

Note: Bailey was not a Democratic primary candidate, but appears on the West Virginia Secretary of State general election candidate list.

District 28 (2 seats)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James W. "Jim" McNeely: 2,814
Democratic Party James M. "Jim" Brown: 3,148
Republican Party Roy G. Cooper: 5,552 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John D. O'Neal, IV: 6,334 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Ricky Moye: 1,070 Approveda- Incumbent Moye first assumed office in 2006.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ricky Moye: 2,689 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Greg Wood: 2,201

District 30 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Linda Sumner: 656 Approveda- Incumbent Sumner first assumed office in 2002.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mick Bates: 2,662 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Linda Sumner: 2,561

District 31 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Lynne Arvon: 540 Approveda- Incumbent Arvon first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Clyde McKnight, Jr.: 1,866
Republican Party Lynne Arvon: 2,669 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32 (3 seats)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Dave Perry: 2,561 Approveda- Incumbent Perry first assumed office in 2000.
  • John Pino: 2,329 Approveda- Incumbent Pino first assumed office in 2010.
  • Margaret Anne Staggers: 2,712 Approveda- Incumbent Staggers first assumed office in 2006.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
Independent Independent candidates:
Green Party#Mountain Party May 13 Mountain primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dave Perry: 5,339 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party John Pino: 4,791
Democratic Party Margaret Anne Staggers: 5,077
Republican Party Tom Fast: 6,207 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William Hughes: 3,521
Republican Party Kayla Kessinger: 5,160 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Tom Louisos: 2,966
Green Party#Mountain Party Tighe Bullock: 625

District 33 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • David Walker: 2,264 Approveda- Incumbent Walker first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Walker: 2,058
Republican Party Roger Hanshaw: 2,487 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Brent Boggs: 2,236 Approveda- Incumbent Boggs first assumed office in 1996.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brent Boggs: 3,244 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party June Turner: 1,037

District 35 (4 seats)

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

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andrew Byrd: 8,852 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Thornton Cooper: 6,548
Democratic Party Bobbie Hatfield: 8,401
Democratic Party Sherri Wong: 8,039
Republican Party J.B. McCuskey: 10,013 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Eric Nelson: 11,050 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chris Stansbury: 8,897 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marie Sprouse-McDavid: 8,436

Note: Incumbent Suzette Raines withdrew from the race due to personal reasons and allegations from Democrats.[14] She was replaced by Marie Sprouse-McDavid on the general election ballot.

District 36 (3 seats)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Nancy Guthrie: 2,745 Approveda- Incumbent Guthrie first assumed office in 2006.
  • Mark Hunt: 2,158 - Incumbent Hunt first assumed office in 2008.
  • Larry Rowe: 3,204 Approveda
  • Danny Wells: 2,380 Approveda- Incumbent Wells first assumed office in 2004.

Note: Karan Ireland did not appear on the primary ballot.

Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy Guthrie: 5,814 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Larry Rowe: 6,881 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Danny Wells: 5,794
Republican Party Vaughn Sizemore: 4,659
Republican Party Stevie Thaxton: 4,781
Republican Party Brad White: 6,824 Green check mark transparent.png

District 37 (1 seat)

Note: Incumbent Meshea Poore (D) ran for Congress.[15]

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

Note: Tadd Haynes withdrew before the primary.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Pushkin: 2,503 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Charles Minimah: 1,252

District 38 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Patrick Lane: 973 Approveda- Incumbent Lane first assumed office in 2004.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Patrick Lane: 4,365 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Ronald Walters: 1,059 Approveda- Incumbent Walters first assumed office in 2000.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sally Shepherd: 1,823
Republican Party Ronald Walters: 3,010 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: Shepherd was not a Democratic primary candidate, but appears on the West Virginia Secretary of State general election candidate list.

District 40 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Tim Armstead: 1,127 Approveda- Incumbent Armstead first assumed office in 1998.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tim Armstead: 4,306 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Adam R. Young: 1,551 Approveda- Incumbent Young first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Adam R. Young: 2,269
Republican Party Jordan Hill: 2,788 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42 (2 seats)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Coy Flowers: 3,529
Democratic Party Courtney Jesser: 3,583
Republican Party George "Boogie" Ambler: 5,241 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ray Canterbury: 5,795 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43 (2 seats)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Denise L. Campbell: 3,350 Approveda- Incumbent Campbell first assumed office in 2010.
  • Bill Hartman: 2,693 Approveda- Incumbent Hartman first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Denise L. Campbell: 5,936 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Bill Hartman: 4,691 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mary Catherine Boltz: 2,357
Republican Party Charles Kinnison: 3,792

District 44 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Dana L. Lynch: 1,603 Approveda- Incumbent Lynch first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dana L. Lynch: 2,370 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Duane Borchers, Sr.: 1,760

District 45 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Bill Hamilton: 1,865 Approveda- Incumbent Hamilton first assumed office in 2002.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill Hamilton: 4,123 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46 (1 seat)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peggy Donaldson Smith: 2,855 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Atchison: 2,296

District 47 (1 seat)

Note: Incumbent Mary Poling (D) did not file to run for re-election.[16]

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tammy Stemple: 1,664
Republican Party Danny Wagner: 3,401 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48 (4 seats)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Miley: 8,968 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Joe Shaffer: 8,040
Democratic Party Patsy Trecost II: 8,801 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Richard J. Iaquinta: 8,168
Republican Party Danny Hamrick: 8,389 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Margaret Ann Bailey: 5,977
Republican Party Terry Waxman: 8,283 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Diana Bartley: 6,805

District 49 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Manypenny: 1,389 Approveda- Incumbent Manypenny first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Manypenny: 2,187
Republican Party Amy Summers: 2,586 Green check mark transparent.png

District 50 (3 seats)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Caputo: 4,374 Approveda- Incumbent Caputo first assumed office in 1996.
  • Linda Longstreth: 4,141 Approveda- Incumbent Longstreth first assumed office in 2004.
  • Tim Manchin: 4,162 Approveda- Incumbent Manchin first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Caputo: 7,260 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Linda Longstreth: 6,722 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Tim Manchin: 6,249 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Barry Bledsoe: 5,933
Republican Party Phil Mallow: 5,744
Republican Party Bobbie Triplett II: 4,577
Libertarian Party Michael Ray: 1,506

District 51 (5 seats)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tony Barill: 7,378
Democratic Party Barbara Evans Fleischauer: 8,543 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Charlene Marshall: 8,133
Democratic Party Nancy Jamison: 5,769
Democratic Party John Williams: 7,622
Republican Party Cindy Frich: 8,782 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian Kurcaba: 9,040 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Amanda Pasdon: 9,006 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joe Statler: 8,772 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bill Flanigan: 5,995
Libertarian Party Ed Olesh: 1,093

District 52 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Larry Williams: 815 Approveda- Incumbent Williams first assumed office in 1992.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Larry Williams: 1,446 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Melissa Lewis: 1,315

District 53 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Randy Smith: 1,163 Approveda- Incumbent Smith first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Randy Smith: 3,990 Green check mark transparent.png

District 54 (1 seat)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Allen Evans: 3,868 Green check mark transparent.png

District 55 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Isaac Sponaugle: 1,904 Approveda- Incumbent Sponaugle first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Isaac Sponaugle: 1,932 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steven Davis: 1,769

District 56 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Gary Howell: 651 Approveda- Incumbent Howell first assumed office in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Gary Howell: 3,694 Green check mark transparent.png

District 57 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Ruth Rowan 786 Approveda- Incumbent Rowan first assumed office in 2006.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ruth Rowan: 3,743 Green check mark transparent.png

District 58 (1 seat)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Daryl Cowles: 3,097 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Brenda Hutchinson: 1,452

District 59 (1 seat)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Layne Diehl: 1,520
Republican Party Saira Blair: 3,137 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Jeff Becker: 347

District 60 (1 seat)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary "Peanut" Collis: 1,314
Republican Party Larry W. Faircloth: 2,650 Green check mark transparent.png

District 61 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Jason Barrett: 509 Approveda- Incumbent Barrett first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jason Barrett: 1,629
Republican Party Walter Duke: 1,968 Green check mark transparent.png

District 62 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • John Overington: 544 Approveda- Incumbent Overington first assumed office in 1984.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kristin Loken: 1,135
Republican Party John Overington: 2,406 Green check mark transparent.png

District 63 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:

Note: Donn Marshall withdrew before the primary.

Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Michael Folk: 483 Approveda- Incumbent Folk first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Heather Marshall:[17] 1,362
Republican Party Michael Folk: 2,138 Green check mark transparent.png

District 64 (1 seat)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Eric Householder: 2,716 Green check mark transparent.png

District 65 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • Tiffany Lawrence: 566 Approveda- Incumbent Tiffany Lawrence first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tiffany Lawrence: 1,848
Republican Party Jill Upson: 2,335 Green check mark transparent.png

District 66 (1 seat)

Democratic Party May 13 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 13 Republican primary:
  • Paul Espinosa: 650 Approveda- Incumbent Espinosa first assumed office in 2012.
Green Party#Mountain Party May 13 Mountain primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Paul Espinosa: 3,074 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party#Mountain Party Daniel Lutz, Jr.: 876

District 67 (1 seat)

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephen Skinner: 2,636 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Patricia Rucker: 2,503

See also

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  2. WV MetroNews, "Democratic party chair: Party flippers are serving themselves," November 27, 2013
  3. Washington Times, "Some W.Va. state Dems flip to GOP for midterms," April 19, 2014
  4. West Virginia Secretary of State, "Candidate Contributions," accessed May 19, 2014
  5. The Week, "High school senior unseats incumbent West Virginia state legislator," May 14, 2014
  6. Washington Post, "This West Virginia 17-year old just beat an incumbent state delegate," May 14, 2014
  7. Texas Public Radio, "Meet The High School Student Who Took Down A State Lawmaker," May 15, 2014
  8. NBC News, "West Virginia Teen Wins Shot at State Legislature," May 15, 2014
  9. Parkerburg News and Sentinel, "John Ellem will not seek re-election," January 19, 2014
  10. Parkerburg News and Sentinel, "Tom Azinger announces retirement," January 17, 2014
  11. Charleston Daily Mail, "Putnam delegate Andes won't seek re-election," January 28, 2014
  12. West Virginia Metro News, "Democrat Craig won’t seek re-election in 2014," August 28, 2013
  13. The Republic, "1 vote breaks tie for W.Va. House Democratic primary race following recount," June 1, 2014
  14. Charleston Daily Mail, "Officials rule GOP can't replace Raines on ballot," August 13, 2014
  15. Charleston Daily Mail, "Delegate Meshea Poore announces run for 2nd District," July 9, 2013. Accessed January 25, 2014
  16. The Inter-Mountain, "Six vie for Rockefeller Senate seat," February 5, 2014
  17. Herald Mail Media, "Heather Marshall to run for District 63 in W.Va. House of Delegates," April 23, 2014