Barry Bledsoe

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Barry Bledsoe
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Former candidate for
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 50
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolRivesville High School
Bachelor'sFairmont State University
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Barry Bledsoe was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 50 of the West Virginia House of Delegates.[1]


Campaign themes


Bledsoe's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

The Issues:
  • 100% Pro Life
  • 100% Gun Rights And Second Amendment Supporter
  • 100% Pro Business
  • 100% For Lowering Taxes By Reducing Waste, Using What We Have And Prioritizing.
  • 100% For Increasing The Quality Of Our Educational System.
  • 100% For Drastically Changing Our Judicial System To Make West Virginia Fair To All, And To Make West Virginia More Attractive To Business.
  • 100% For Eliminating All Debt, To Include Debt Not Currently Included When Statements Are Made That We Have A “Balanced Budget.” (How Can We Say We Have A Balanced Budget When We Are Just Now Trying To Figure Out How To Pay For A 10.1 Billion Dollar Opeb Debt?)
  • 100% For Not Allowing West Virginia To Continue To Be Ranked 51st Worst Educational System In The Nation.
  • 100% For Not Allowing West Virginia To Continue To Be Ranked 52nd Worst Business Climate In North America, Behind Mexico And Canada!
  • 100% For Changing The Rules In The House, To Prohibit Quick Voting On Bills And Amendments In The “Last Minute” Rush, If Delegates Have Not Had Time To Read It![3]



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 13, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. District 50 is represented by three delegates. Incumbents Michael Caputo, Linda Longstreth and Timothy Manchin were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Barry Bledsoe, Phil Mallow and Bobbie Triplett II were unopposed in the Republican primary. Caputo, Longstretch and Manchin defeated Bledsoe, Mallow, Triplett and Michael Ray (L) in the general election.[1]

West Virginia House of Delegates District 50, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Caputo Incumbent 19.1% 7,260
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Longstreth Incumbent 17.7% 6,722
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Manchin Incumbent 16.4% 6,249
     Republican Barry Bledsoe 15.6% 5,933
     Republican Phil Mallow 15.1% 5,744
     Republican Bobbie Triplett II 12% 4,577
     Libertarian Michael Ray 4% 1,506
Total Votes 37,991


See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Bledsoe ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 50. Bledsoe advanced unopposed in the May 8 primary election and was defeated in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

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