William McCann (West Virginia)

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William McCann
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Candidate for
U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2
Bachelor'sWest Virginia University
ProfessionSlot machine technician
Campaign website
William McCann was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of West Virginia. He lost in the Democratic primary.[1]

As of the 2012 election, McCann was working as a slot machine technician.[2] He earned his B.A. from West Virginia University.[3]


Campaign themes


According to his website, some of McCann's campaign issues were:[4]

  • Defending gun rights
  • Lowering health care costs

Political philosophy

McCann describes himself as a conservative Democrat.[4]



See also: West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

McCann ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent West Virginia's 2nd District. He and Dugald Brown lost in the May 8, 2012 primary to Howard Swint.[1][5]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHoward Swint 48.3% 22,563
Will McCann 29.2% 13,668
Dugald Brown 22.5% 10,514
Total Votes 46,745


As of the 2012 election, McCann and his wife, Hillary, had one daughter.[3]

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