Robert Beach

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Robert Beach
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West Virginia State Senate District 13
In office
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia State House of Delegates
High schoolUniversity High School
BirthdayJuly 21, 1959
Place of birthMorgantown, WV
Office website
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Robert "Bob" D. Beach is a Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Beach served in the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 44 from 1998 to 2010.


Beach attended Spruce School of Real Estate and Fairmount State College.

Beach was a retail manager from 1980 to 2000. He is currently Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of Garrett College Foundation Incorporated.[1]

Committee assignments


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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation and Infrastructure, Chair
Agriculture and Rural Development
Economic Development
Natural Resources
Energy, Industry and Mining
Infrastructure, Chair
Intern, Chair
Agriculture and Agri-business
Joint Education
Joint Judiciary


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session while a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, Beach served on these committees:



See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia State Senate 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. Incumbent Robert Beach was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kris Warner was unopposed in the Republican primary. Beach defeated Warner and Harry Bertram (American Freedom Party) in the general election.[2][3]


See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Beach defeated Republican Cindy Frich in the November 2 general election for West Virginia Senate, District 13. His primary elected opponent, Ron Justice, withdrew from the campaign because of medical issues.[4][5][6]

West Virginia State Senate, District 13 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Beach (D) 16,882 50.31%
Cynthia Frich (R) 16,676 49.69%
West Virginia State Senate, District 13 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert D. Beach (D) 5,443 36.26%
Ronald Paul Justice (D) 2,140 14.26%

Campaign donors


In 2010, when Beach first won election to the Senate, he collected $48,284 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Contractors Association of West Virginia $2,300
Dominion $1,250
17 other contributors $1,000 each


Beach and his wife, Rahel Amanda, have five children.[1]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Oliverio (D)
West Virginia State Senate District 13
Succeeded by
Preceded by
West Virginia House of Representatives District 44
Succeeded by
Amanda Pasdon (R)