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West Virginia State Senate District 3

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West Virginia State Senate District 3
Current incumbentDonna J. Boley Republican Party
David Nohe Republican Party
Population109,227
Voting age78.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
West Virginia's third state senate district is represented by Republican Senators Donna J. Boley and David Nohe.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 109,227 civilians reside within West Virginia's third 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 Donna J. Boley was unchallenged in the general election. Boley was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[7][8]

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. Republican David Nohe defeated Democrat Tim Reed in the general election. Nohe defeated incumbent Frank Deem in the Republican primary election. Reed was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[9][10]

West Virginia State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Nohe 67.7% 21,295
     Democratic Tim Reed 32.3% 10,172
Total Votes 31,467
West Virginia State Senate District 3 Republican Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Nohe 52.4% 4,497
Frank Deem 47.6% 4,080
Total Votes 8,577

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for West Virginia State Senate District 3 have raised a total of $196,266. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $15,097 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, West Virginia State Senate District 3
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $10,275 1 $10,275
2010 $55,310 3 $18,437
2008 $21,161 2 $10,581
2006 $17,977 2 $8,989
2004 $5,675 1 $5,675
2002 $66,243 2 $33,122
2000 $19,625 2 $9,813
Total $196,266 13 $15,097

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