Dale Stephens

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Dale Stephens
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 17
Incumbent
In office
2000-2002, 2004-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position (current service)10
Years in position (previous service)2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMarshall University, 1993
Personal
BirthdayNovember 23, 1959
Place of birthHuntington, WV
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dale Stephens (b. November 23, 1959) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Stephens served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 2000 to 2002. He ran for re-election in 2002 but was not elected.

Biography

Stephens earned his B.S. from Marshall University in 1993.

Stephens has been the Owner of AAA Signs since 1985. He has also worked as a School Bus Operator.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Organization, Vice Chair
Roads and Transportation
Senior Citizen Issues
Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security
Government Organization, Vice Chair
Government Operations, Vice Chair
Infrastructure
Minority Issues
PEIA, Seniors and Long Term Care
Veterans' Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stephens served on these committees:

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 17 is represented by two delegates. Incumbents Douglas Reynolds and Dale Stephens were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Joyce Holland and Matthew Rohrbach were unopposed in the Republican primary. Reynolds, Stephens, Holland and Rohrbach will face off in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Stephens won re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 17. Stephens and incumbent Doug Reynolds defeated Robert Alexander in the May 8 primary election. He was challenged by Doug Reynolds, Michael Ankrom, and Joyce Holland in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Reynolds Incumbent 32.2% 5,890
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDale Stephens Incumbent 29.2% 5,341
     Republican Michael Ankrom 21.8% 3,987
     Republican Joyce Holland 16.8% 3,080
Total Votes 18,298
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 17 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDale Stephens Incumbent 43.1% 2,280
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Reynolds Incumbent 41.8% 2,210
Robert Alexander 15.2% 803
Total Votes 5,293

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Stephens was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 16. He was one of four candidates running for the three District 16 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. He was opposed in the general election by Democrat incumbent Douglas Reynolds, Republican incumbent Kelli Sobonya and Republican T-Anne See. Only the three top vote-getters were elected.[6][7][8]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 15 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kelli Sobonya (R) 10,026 29.78%
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Reynolds (D) 8,900 26.43%
Green check mark transparent.png Dale Stephens (D) 8,074 23.98%
Tomma Anne See (R) 6,669 19.81%
West Virginia State Senate, District 16 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dale G. Stephens (D) 3,292 34.05%
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Vernon Reynolds (D) 2,941 30.42%

2008

In 2008, Stephens was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 16. Stepehns (D) finished with 11,482 votes. He finished behind Douglas Reynolds (D) with 12,462 and Kelli Sobonya (R) with 12,071 votes. Stephens finished ahead of Amy Herrenkohl (D) who had 9,476 votes.[9] Stephens raised $40,445 for his campaign fund.[10]

West Virginia House District 16
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Reynolds (D) 12,462
Green check mark transparent.png Kelli Sobonya (R) 12,071
Green check mark transparent.png Dale Stephens (D) 11,482
Amy Herrenkohl (D) 9,476

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stephens is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Stephens raised a total of $215,615 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.[11]

Dale Stephens's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 17 Won $22,309
2010 West Virginia State House, District 16 Won $15,185
2008 West Virginia State House, District 16 Won $40,445
2006 West Virginia State House, District 16 Won $41,104
2004 West Virginia State House, District 16 Won $32,177
2002 West Virginia State House, District 16 Defeated $35,718
2000 West Virginia State House, District 16 Won $28,677
Grand Total Raised $215,615

2012

Stephens won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Stephens raised a total of $22,309.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dale Stephens's campaign in 2012
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$2,000
West Virginia Appalachian Laborers District Council$2,000
West Virginia Federation of Teachers$1,700
Stephens, Dale$1,632
West Virginia AFL-CIO$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$22,309
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Stephens won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Stephens raised a total of $15,185.

2008

Stephens won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Stephens raised a total of $40,445.

2006

Stephens won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, Stephens raised a total of $41,104.

2004

Stephens won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, Stephens raised a total of $32,177.

2002

Stephens lost the election for the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2002. During that election cycle, Stephens raised a total of $35,718.

2000

Stephens won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2000. During that election cycle, Stephens raised a total of $28,677.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Stephens’s endorsements included the following:

  • The West Virginia AFL-CIO's Committee on Political Education[12]

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