Art Kirkendoll

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Art Kirkendoll
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West Virginia State Senate District 7
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 4
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedNovember 14, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Art Kirkendoll is a Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 7. He was first appointed to the chamber on November 14, 2011.[1]

Committee assignments


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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation and Infrastructure, Vice Chair
Energy, Industry and Mining, Vice Chair
Economic Development
Health and Human Resources
Government Organization
Joint Economic Development
Joint Government Organization


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



See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2012

Kirkendoll ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia State Senate, District 7. Kirkendoll defeated Sammy D. Dalton in the May 8 primary election and unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

West Virginia State Senate, District 7 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngArt Kirkendoll Incumbent 64.2% 11,529
Sammy Dalton 35.8% 6,428
Total Votes 17,957

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kirkendoll is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kirkendoll raised a total of $85,475 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[5]

Art Kirkendoll's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State Senate, District 7 Won $85,475
Grand Total Raised $85,475


Kirkendoll won election to the West Virginia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kirkendoll raised a total of $85,475.
West Virginia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Art Kirkendoll's campaign in 2012
American Electric Power$2,000
Contractors Association of West Virginia$1,500
West Virginia Federation of Teachers$1,500
Alpha Natural Resources$1,500
Arch Coal$1,250
Total Raised in 2012$85,475
Source:Follow the Money


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Political offices
Preceded by
Earl Ray Tomblin (D)
West Virginia State Senate District 7
Succeeded by