West Virginia State Senate District 13

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West Virginia State Senate District 13
Current incumbentRoman W. Prezioso, Jr. Democratic Party
Bob Beach Democratic Party
Population122,633
Voting age83.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
West Virginia's thirteenth state senate district is represented by Democrat Senators Roman W. Prezioso, Jr. and Bob Beach.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 122,633 civilians reside within West Virginia's thirteenth 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. Democratic incumbent Roman W. Prezioso, Jr. defeated Republican Casey Mayer in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[7][8]

West Virginia State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoman Prezioso Incumbent 67.2% 11,495
     Republican Casey Mayer 32.8% 5,623
Total Votes 17,118

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 Bob Beach defeated Republican Cindy Frich in the general election. Beach was unopposed in the Democratic primary election. Frich was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[9][10]

West Virginia State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Beach 50.3% 16,882
     Republican Cindy Frich 49.7% 16,676
Total Votes 33,558

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for West Virginia State Senate District 13 have raised a total of $543,715. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $38,837 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, West Virginia State Senate District 13
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $116,200 2 $58,100
2010 $116,662 3 $38,887
2008 $33,839 2 $16,920
2006 $11,001 2 $5,501
2004 $66,022 1 $66,022
2002 $173,124 3 $57,708
2000 $26,867 1 $26,867
Total $543,715 14 $38,837

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