Danny Wells

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Danny Wells
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 36
Incumbent
In office
2004-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 10
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'sWest Virginia University, 1962
Personal
BirthdayMarch 15, 1940
Place of birthCharleston, WV
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Danny Wells (b. March 15, 1940) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Wells earned his BSJ from West Virginia University in 1962.

Wells has worked as Co-Host of WBES (Radio) and as a teacher. From 1962 to 1989, he was a Columnist/Sports Writer for the Charleston Gazette. He then worked as a Sports Editor for the Charleston Gazette from 1989 to 2002.[1]

Wells was a candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2002, but was not elected.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Enrolled Bills, Chair
Agriculture
Judiciary
Natural Resources
Roads and Transportation
Agriculture and Agri-business
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wells 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 36 is represented by three delegates. Incumbents Nancy Guthrie and Danny Wells and Larry Rowe defeated Mark Hunt in the Democratic primary. Vaughn Sizemore, Stevie Thaxton, and Brad White defeated Charlie Basford, Jennifer Knauff, Adam Marcum and George Moore in the Republican primary. Guthrie, Rowe, Wells, Sizemore, Thaxton and White will face off in the general election. Karan Ireland (D) did not appear on the primary ballot.[2][3]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 36 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Rowe 30.6% 3,204
Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Guthrie Incumbent 26.2% 2,745
Green check mark transparent.pngDanny Wells Incumbent 22.7% 2,380
Mark Hunt Incumbent 20.6% 2,158
Total Votes 10,487
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 36 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad White 27.8% 1,183
Green check mark transparent.pngStevie Thaxton 16.1% 687
Green check mark transparent.pngVaughn Sizemore 12.5% 533
Adam Marcum 12.4% 530
Jennifer Knauff 11.2% 477
Charlie Basford 12% 513
George Moore 8% 339
Total Votes 4,262

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Wells won re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 36. Wells advanced past the May 8 primary election and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Wells was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 30. He was one of fourteen candidates running for the seven District 30 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. He was opposed in the general election by Republican candidates Daniel "Rick" Barnett, Michael Scott Hall, Brian F. Hicks, Fred Joseph, Eric Nelson, Jim Strawn, and Steve Sweeney; Democratic incumbents Bonnie Brown, Nancy Guthrie, Barbara Hatfield, Mark Hunt, Douglas Skaff, Jr., and Sharon Spencer. The seven top vote-getters were elected.[7][8][9][10]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Skaff, Jr. (D) 19,335 8.79%
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Nelson (R) 17,603 8.00%
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Wells (D) 17,197 7.81%
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Hatfield (D) 17,186 7.81%
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Brown (D) 16,920 7.69%
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Hunt (D) 16,498 7.50%
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Guthrie (D) 16,301 7.41%
Sharon Spencer (D) 15,686 7.13%
Fred Joseph (R) 15,329 6.97%
Brian Hicks (R) 15,001 6.82%
Michael Hall(R) 14,923 6.78%
James Strawn (R) 14,180 6.44%
Daniel Barnett (R) 12,119 5.51%
Steven Sweeney (R) 11,808 5.37%
West Virginia State Senate, District 30Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Skaff, Jr. (D) 6,520 9.26%
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Louise Brown (D) 6,485 9.21%
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Ann Hatfield (D) 5,823 8.27%
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Bundy Wells (D) 5,447 7.74%
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Marie Spencer (D) 3,338 11.44%
Green check mark transparent.png Mark A. Hunt (D) 5,158 7.33%
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Peoples Guthrie (D) 4,934 7.01%
E. C. "Bud" Anderson (D) 2,488 3.53%
Rod Harless (D) 2,374 3.37%
Joseph Andre Wallace(D) 1,961 2.79%
Steven Arlo Cook (D) 1,653 2.35%
Gary Eugene Holstein (D) 1,490 2.12%
Harold Verdayne Meade, Jr. (D) 1,273 1.81%

2008

In 2008, Wells was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 30. Douglas Skaff (D) finished with 24,625 votes and was followed by Danny Wells (D) with 24,019 votes, Bonnie Brown (D) with 23,353 votes, Barbara Hatfield (D) with 22,709 votes, Mark Hunt (D) with 21,635 votes, Sharon Spencer (D) with 21,541 votes, Nancy Guthrie (D) with 20,285 votes, Fred Joseph (R) with 18,653 votes, John Miller (R) with 17,992 votes, Bud Anderson (R) with 16,217 votes, Todd Carden (R) with 15,286 votes, Victoria Casey (R) with 14,250 votes, Edward Burgess (R) with 13,282 votes, Lance Vaughan (R) with 12,733 votes and John Welbourn (R) with 3,940 votes. Wells raised $34,577 for his campaign fund.[11]

West Virginia House District 30
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Skaff (D) 24,265
Green check mark transparent.png Danny Wells (D) 24,019
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Brown (D) 23,353
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Hatfield (D) 22,709
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Hunt (D) 21,635
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Spencer (D) 21,541
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Guthrie (D) 20,285
Fred Joseph (R) 18,653
John Miller (R) 17,992
Bud Anderson (R) 16,217
Todd Carden (R) 15,286
Victoria Casey (R) 14,250
Edward Burgess (R) 13,282
Lance Vaughan (R) 12,733
John Welbourn (M) 3,940

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wells is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Wells raised a total of $164,494 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 30, 2013.[12]

Danny Wells's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 36 Won $27,051
2010 West Virginia State House, District 30 Won $22,170
2008 West Virginia State House, District 30 Won $34,577
2006 West Virginia State House, District 30 Won $42,316
2004 West Virginia State House, District 30 Won $25,519
2002 West Virginia State House, District 30 Defeated $12,861
Grand Total Raised $164,494

2012

Wells won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Wells raised a total of $27,051.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Danny Wells's campaign in 2012
2010 Campaign Account$2,176
West Virginia Appalachian Laborers District Council$2,000
West Virginia Federation of Teachers$2,000
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council$2,000
West Virginia Association for Justice$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$27,051
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Wells won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Wells raised a total of $22,170.

2008

Wells won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Wells raised a total of $34,577.

2006

Wells won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, Wells raised a total of $42,316.

2004

Wells won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, Wells raised a total of $25,519.

2002

Wells lost the election for the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2002. During that election cycle, Wells raised a total of $12,861.

Personal

Wells and his wife, Sandy, have two children.

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