|West Virginia State Senate District 15|
|January 31, 2013-Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$131/day during session|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Appointed||January 23, 2013|
|Appointed by||Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D)|
|Chief Judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit|
|1993 – 2013|
|High school||Romney High School|
|Bachelor's||West Virginia University|
|J.D.||West Virginia University College of Law (1971)|
Cookman attended Romney High School and earned his bachelor's and law degrees at West Virginia University. He served as Chief Judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit from 1993 to January 23, 2013. Cookman is an attorney.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cookman served on the following committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Enrolled Bills, Chair|
|• Interstate Cooperation, Vice Chair|
|• Government Organization|
|• Agriculture and Rural Development|
|• Children and Poverty|
|• Economic Development|
|• Natural Resources|
|• Agriculture and Agri-business|
|• Joint Government Organization|
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 Donald H. Cookman was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Charles S. Trump, IV was unopposed in the Republican primary. Trump defeated Cookman in the general election.
|West Virginia State Senate District 15, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Charles S. Trump, IV||67.1%||17,609|
|Democratic||Donald H. Cookman Incumbent||32.9%||8,622|
Cookman and his wife, Paula Jean, live in Romney. They have three children and three grandchildren.
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- Pocahontas Times, "Cookman appointed to represent the 15th Senatorial District," January 31, 2013
- Hampshire Review, "Senator Cookman sworn in," February 1, 2013
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed February 7, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 18, 2014
Walt Helmick (D)
|West Virginia State Senate District 15
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