West Virginia State Senate District 11

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West Virginia State Senate District 11
Current incumbentClark Barnes Republican Party
Gregory Tucker Democratic Party
Population108,768
Voting age79.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
West Virginia's eleventh state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Clark Barnes and Democrat Senator Gregory Tucker.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 108,768 civilians reside within West Virginia's eleventh state senate district.[1] West Virginia state senators represent an average of 54,500 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 53,187 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the West Virginia State Senate serve four-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

If there is a vacancy in the senate, the Governor is responsible for filling any vacancy.[5][6]

There are two procedures for filling vacancies dependent upon how much time is left in the vacant senator's term. A gubernatorial appointment is required if less than two months and two years are left in the term. A temporary gubernatorial appointment is required for any vacancy that has more than two months and two years remaining. The person who is selected by the Governor to fill the seat on an interim basis, serves until the next scheduled general election. A special election must be held to determine a permanent replacement. The executive committee of the political party that holds the vacant senate seat is responsible for making recommendations to the Governor on any appointment.[6]

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of West Virginia State Senate consisted of a primary election on May 8, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. Republican incumbent Clark Barnes defeated Democrat Margaret Kerr Beckwith in the general election. Barnes was unopposed in the Republican primary election. Beckwith defeated Paul "P.J." Louk in the Democratic primary election.[7][8]

West Virginia State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngClark Barnes Incumbent 68% 20,045
     Democratic Margaret Kerr Beckwitth 32% 9,454
Total Votes 29,499
West Virginia State Senate, District 11 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMargaret Kerr Beckwith 58.8% 7,622
Paul Louk 41.2% 5,347
Total Votes 12,969

2010

See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Elections for the office of West Virginia State Senate consisted of a primary election on May 11, 2010, and a general election on November 2, 2010. Democrat Gregory Tucker defeated Republican Adam Milligan and Libertarian Tom Thacker in the general election. Tucker defeated incumbent Randy White in the Democratic primary election. Milligan was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[9][10]

West Virginia State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Tucker 54.5% 14,544
     Republican Adam Milligan 34.9% 9,303
     Libertarian Tom Thacker 10.7% 2,843
Total Votes 26,690
West Virginia State Senate District 11 Democratic Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Tucker 55.6% 6,147
Randy White 44.4% 4,911
Total Votes 11,058

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for West Virginia State Senate District 11 have raised a total of $977,101. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $31,519 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, West Virginia State Senate District 11
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $29,233 3 $9,744
2010 $141,765 3 $47,255
2008 $85,189 6 $14,198
2006 $325,742 5 $65,148
2004 $75,652 2 $37,826
2002 $175,664 6 $29,277
2000 $143,856 6 $23,976
Total $977,101 31 $31,519

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