Amanda Pasdon

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Amanda Pasdon
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 51
Incumbent
In office
2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Amanda Pasdon is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 51. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Pasdon represented District 44 from 2010 to 2012.

Biography

Pasdon studied at the University of Georgia and West Virginia University. She is a Director of Business Development for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pasdon served on the following committees:

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Minority Chair
Health and Human Resources
Political Subdivisions
Banking and Insurance
Joint Education, Minority Chair
Health
Outcomes-Based Funding Models in Higher Education

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pasdon served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Pasdon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Education

  • Excerpt: "We must do more to ensure college is accessible to all who qualify, through scholarships, such as the Promise Scholarship Program, financial aid opportunities, and employer based tuition reimbursement incentives. Every student who works hard and who has dreams of going to college should have the chance to realize that dream."

Healthcare

  • Excerpts:
  • "Providing tax credits to employers that assist in the purchase of health insurance."
  • "Developing partnerships and programs in healthcare information technology, especially in the implementation and portability of electronic medical records, and matters of compliance and confidentiality."
  • "Continuation and enhancement of medical programs for children and senior citizens, and protecting them from the impacts of budget cuts."
  • "Increasing support for community-based solutions.

Economy

  • Excerpts:
  • "I firmly believe that bringing broadband to the 44th will bring higher paying jobs, more telecommuting opportunities and will improve the overall health of our economy."
  • "It is my goal to create legislation that champions local business and aids in growing West Virginia's economy through enacting tax relief for small business. I recognize that small businesses are critical to our economy and would continue to advocate for more funding for Small Business Development and incentive opportunities."
  • "We must fight for a system that works for everyone. We can not continue to burden our small businesses or rely on a patchwork of government and community services; we need to find a sensible solution that is fair, equitable and, above all, one that allows citizens of all ages and income levels access to quality, affordable healthcare."

Quality of Life and Enjoyment

  • Excerpt: "We need greater emphasis placed on preserving our remaining open spaces. Doing so will go a long way toward ensuring the rights of future generations of sportsmen to hunt and fish, and for all of us to enjoy the incredible beauty of our outdoor treasures. It is important to residents of this community that any growth in our transportation infrastructure and our retail market be implemented responsibly, and considering that, we must ensure that economic development plans will not disturb the quality of life and enjoyment that we have in our district."

Elections

2014

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 13, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. District 51 is represented by five delegates. Incumbents Tony Barill, Barbara Fleischauer, and Charlene Marshall and John Williams and Nancy Jamison defeated Michael Safcsak and Marti Shamberger in the Democratic primary. Incumbents Cindy Frich and Amanda Pasdon and Brian Kurcaba, Joe Statler and Bill Flanigan defeated Todd Stainbrook and Roger Shuttlesworth in the Republican primary. Barill, Fleischauer, Marshall, Williams, Jamison, Frich, Kurcaba, Pasdon, Statler, Flanigan and Ed Olesh (L) will face off in the general election.[1][2]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 51 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Evans Fleischauer Incumbent 19.6% 3,346
Green check mark transparent.pngCharlene Marshall Incumbent 18.4% 3,149
Green check mark transparent.pngTony Barill Incumbent 14.1% 2,407
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Williams 13% 2,223
Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Jamison 12.8% 2,183
Marti Shamberger 11.4% 1,955
Michael Safcsak 10.8% 1,846
Total Votes 17,109
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 51 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCindy Frich Incumbent 20% 1,946
Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Pasdon Incumbent 19.7% 1,916
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Kurcaba 19.4% 1,896
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Statler 16.2% 1,576
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Flanigan 12.4% 1,211
Roger Shuttlesworth 7.6% 737
Todd Stainbrook 4.8% 467
Total Votes 9,749


2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Pasdon won re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 51. Pasdon advanced past the May 8 primary election and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 51 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCindy Frich 21.9% 2,969
Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Pasdon Incumbent 18.1% 2,453
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Scott Poe 16.5% 2,240
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn P. Woods 12.5% 1,698
Green check mark transparent.pngJay Redmond 12% 1,623
Michael Castle 11.8% 1,602
Elvis Austin 7.1% 958
Total Votes 13,543

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Pasdon was elected to District 44. She defeated Republicans Kevin Patrick Jr., Kevin Scott Poe, and Chris Walters and Democrat Stephen Lee Cook, Independent Paul Brown and Libertarian Tad Britch. Pasdon was one of ten candidates running for the four positions in District 44 on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. Only the top four vote-getters were elected. She defeated Republican James Elvis Austin in the May 11 primary.[6][7][8]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 44 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charlene Marshall (D) 12,003 15.41%
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Fleischauer (D) 11,460 14.72%
Green check mark transparent.png Amanda Pasdon (R) 9,736 12.50%
Green check mark transparent.png Anthony Barill (D) 9,494 12.19%
Chris Walters (R) 8,806 11.31%
Stephen Cook (D) 8,445 10.84%
Kevin Scott Poe (R) 8,273 10.62%
Kevin Patrick, Jr. (R) 6,356 8.16%
Paul Brown (I) 2,559 3.29%
Tad Britch (L) 747 .96%
West Virginia State Senate, District 44 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Amanda Brooke Pasdon (R) 1,950 6.59%
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Wesley Walters (R) 1,923 6.50%
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Scott Poe (R) 1,760 5.95%
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Lee Patrick, Jr. (R) 1,452 4.90%
James Elvis Austin (R) 1,169 3.95%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pasdon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Pasdon raised a total of $106,519 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 31, 2013.[9]

Amanda Pasdon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 51 Won $50,789
2010 West Virginia State House, District 44 Won $55,730
Grand Total Raised $106,519

2012

Pasdon won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Pasdon raised a total of $50,789.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Amanda Pasdon's campaign in 2012
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce$2,000
Firstenergy Corp$2,000
Dominion$1,250
Hartzell, Craig W$1,000
West Virginia Hospital Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$50,789
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Pasdon won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Pasdon raised a total of $55,730.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Pasdon was endorsed by:

  • Appalachian Electric Power
  • CSX Railroad
  • Dominion Resources
  • Jackson Kelly, PLLC
  • J.P. Morgan Chase Bank
  • The West Virginia Chamber
  • National Right to Life Committee
  • West Virginians for Life
  • Business and Industry Council
  • West Virginia Automobile Dealers Association
  • West Virginia Contractors Association
  • CONSOL Energy
  • West Virginia Bankers Association
  • Coca-Cola Bottling
  • Eastern Associated Coal Corporation

Personal

Pasdon has a husband, Dr. Christopher Scott Payne. She is a former member of the Miss West Virginia USA pageant.

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