West Virginia House of Delegates

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The West Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the West Virginia State Legislature, the state legislature of West Virginia. 100 Members make up the legislature and meet at the State Capitol in Charleston. All members are elected to two year terms. Each member represents an average of 18,083 residents, as of the 2000 Census.[1]

In 2010, the House was in regular session from January 13th to March 20th. Additionally, the House met in special session from May 13th to May 19th.[2][3]

Sessions

In 2010, the House of Delegates was in regular session from January 13th to March 20th. The House also held a special session from May 13th to May 19th.

Article VI of the West Virginia Constitution establishes when the West Virginia State Legislature, of which the House of Delegates is a part, is to be in session. Section 18 of Article VI states that the Legislature is to convene its regular session on the second Wednesday of January of each year. Once every four years, on the year in which the Governor of West Virginia is inaugurated, the Legislature holds a thirty day recess after the first day of the session. This recess is designed to give the Governor time to prepare a budget.

Section 22 of Article VI limits regular sessions of the Legislature to sixty days. Regular sessions can be extended by a two-thirds vote of the members of both legislative houses.

Section 19 of Article VI gives the Governor of West Virginia the power to convene the Legislature into special session. Section 19 also requires the Governor to convene a special session if it is requested by three-fifths of the members of each legislative house.

Delegates

Partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state houses
Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 36
     Republican Party 64
Total 100


Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2010, members of the West Virginia House of Delegates are paid $20,000/year. Legislators receive $131/day per diem during session, set by the compensation commission.[4]

The $20,000/year that West Virginia delegates are paid as of 2010 is an increase over the $15,000/year they were paid during legislative sessions in 2007. Per diem has increased from $115/day in 2007 to $131/day in 2010.[5]

When sworn in

See also: When state legislators assume office after a general election

West Virginia legislators assume office the first day of December following the election.

Current members

District Representative Party Residence
1 Patrick McGeehan Ends.png Republican Chester
1 Randy Swartzmiller Electiondot.png Democratic
2 Timothy Ennis Electiondot.png Democratic Wellsburg
2 Roy Givens Electiondot.png Democratic Wellsburg
3 Talmadge Hutchins Electiondot.png Democratic Wheeling
3 Orphy Klempa Electiondot.png Democratic Wheeling
4 Michael Ferro Electiondot.png Democratic
4 Scott Varner Electiondot.png Democratic Moundsville
5 David Pethtel Electiondot.png Democratic Hundred
6 William Romine Ends.png Republican
7 Lynwood Ireland Ends.png Republican
8 Everette Anderson Ends.png Republican Parkersburg
9 Larry Border Ends.png Republican Davisville
10 Thomas Azinger Ends.png Republican Vienna
10 John Ellem Ends.png Republican Washington
10 Daniel Poling Electiondot.png Democratic
11 Robert Ashley Ends.png Republican Spencer
12 Mitch Carmichael Ends.png Republican Ripley
13 Dale Martin Electiondot.png Democratic Poca
13 Brady Paxton Electiondot.png Democratic Poca
14 Troy Andes Ends.png Republican Hurricane
14 Patti Schoen Ends.png Republican Hurricane
15 Kevin Craig Electiondot.png Democratic Huntington
15 Carol Miller Ends.png Republican Huntington
15 James Morgan Electiondot.png Democratic Huntington
16 Douglas Reynolds Electiondot.png Democratic Wayne
16 Kelli Sobonya Ends.png Republican Barboursville
16 Dale Stephens Electiondot.png Democratic Huntington
17 Richard Thompson Electiondot.png Democratic
17 Don Perdue Electiondot.png Democratic Prichard
18 Larry Barker Electiondot.png Democratic Madison
19 Greg Butcher Electiondot.png Democratic Chapmanville
19 Jeff Eldridge Electiondot.png Democratic Harts
19 Ralph Rodighiero Electiondot.png Democratic Logan
19 Josh Stowers Electiondot.png Democratic
20 Steven Kominar Electiondot.png Democratic Kermit
21 Harry White Electiondot.png Democratic Gilbert
22 Daniel Hall Electiondot.png Democratic Bolt
22 Linda Lee Phillips Electiondot.png Democratic
23 Clifton Moore Electiondot.png Democratic
24 Bill Cole Ends.png Republican Bluefield
25 John Frazier Electiondot.png Democratic
25 Thomas Porter Ends.png Republican
26 Gerald Crosier Electiondot.png Democratic
27 Virginia Mahan Electiondot.png Democratic Elton
27 Rick Moye Electiondot.png Democratic Crab Orchard
27 Linda Sumner Ends.png Republican Beckley
27 Sally Matz Susman Electiondot.png Democratic Beckley
27 William Wooton Electiondot.png Democratic
28 Thomas Campbell Electiondot.png Democratic Lewisburg
28 Denny Canterbury Ends.png Republican Ronceverte
29 William Louisos Electiondot.png Democratic
29 David Perry Electiondot.png Democratic
29 Margaret Staggers Electiondot.png Democratic
30 Bonnie Brown Electiondot.png Democratic Charleston
30 Nancy Guthrie Electiondot.png Democratic Charleston
30 Barbara Hatfield Electiondot.png Democratic South Charleston
30 Mark Hunt Electiondot.png Democratic Charleston
30 Douglas Skaff, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic South Charleston
30 Sharon Spencer Electiondot.png Democratic Charleston
30 Danny Wells Electiondot.png Democratic Charleston
31 Vacant
32 Tim Armstead Ends.png Republican Elkview
32 Patrick Lane Ends.png Republican Cross Lanes
32 Ronald Walters Ends.png Republican Cross Lanes
33 David Walker Electiondot.png Democratic
34 Brent Boggs Electiondot.png Democratic Gassaway
35 Sam Argento Electiondot.png Democratic Mount Nebo
36 Joseph Talbott Electiondot.png Democratic Webster Springs
37 William Hartman Electiondot.png Democratic
37 Mike Ross Electiondot.png Democratic Coalton
38 Margaret Smith Electiondot.png Democratic
39 William Hamilton Ends.png Republican Buckhannon
40 Mary Poling Electiondot.png Democratic Moatsville
41 Samuel Cann, Sr. Electiondot.png Democratic Clarksburg
41 Ronald Fragale Electiondot.png Democratic Clarksburg
41 Richard Laquinta Electiondot.png Democratic Clarksburg
41 Timothy Miley Electiondot.png Democratic Clarksburg
42 Michael Manypenny Electiondot.png Democratic Grafton
43 Michael Caputo Electiondot.png Democratic
43 Linda Longstreth Electiondot.png Democratic
43 Timothy Manchin Electiondot.png Democratic Fairmont
44 Robert Beach Electiondot.png Democratic Morgantown
44 Barbara Fleischauer Electiondot.png Democratic Morgantown
44 Charlene Marshall Electiondot.png Democratic Morgantown
44 Alex Shook Electiondot.png Democratic
45 Larry Williams Electiondot.png Democratic Tunnelton
46 Stanley Shaver Electiondot.png Democratic Tunnelton
47 Harold Michael Electiondot.png Democratic Moorefield
48 Allen Evans Ends.png Republican Dorcas
49 Robert Schadler Ends.png Republican Keyser
50 Ruth Rowan Ends.png Republican
51 Daryl Cowles Ends.png Republican Berkeley Springs
52 Craig Blair Ends.png Republican Martinsburg
53 Jonathan Miller Ends.png Republican Inwood
54 Walter Duke Ends.png Republican Martinsburg
55 John Overington Ends.png Republican Martinsburg
56 Robert Tabb Electiondot.png Democratic Kearneysville
57 John Doyle Electiondot.png Democratic Shepherdstown
58 Tiffany Lawrence Electiondot.png Democratic

Standing committees

The West Virginia House has 19 standing committees:

External links

References

  1. Population in 2000 of the American states
  2. 2010 session convenes dates for West Virginia Legislature
  3. 2010 session adjourns dates for West Virginia Legislature
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures, "2010 Legislator Compensation Data"
  5. Empire Center, "Legislative Salaries Per State as of 2007"