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Douglas Reynolds
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 17
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDuke University
J.D.West Virginia University School of Law
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 8, 1976
Place of birthHuntington, WV
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Douglas "Doug" Reynolds is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Reynolds earned his B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. from the West Virginia University School of Law. He was admitted to the West Virginia State Bar in 2002. Reynolds is an attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Vice Chair
Interstate Cooperation
Banking and Insurance
Constitutional Revision
Joint Finance, Vice Chair
Infrastructure
Interstate Cooperation
Outcomes-Based Funding Models in Higher Education

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Reynolds' website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Doug's plan on growing our economy

  • Excerpts:
  • Turning coal into liquid fuels and gases, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil.
  • An economic stimulus task force to make recommendations for incentive programs, tax cuts, and bolster economic development here in the Mountain State.
  • Creating coal conversion plants to transform coal into an alternative energy source for gasoline and diesel fuel.

Doug's record on keeping families safe

  • Excerpts:
  • Sponsored the bill that made it a crime to leave children unattended or unsupervised in a motor vehicle.
  • Partners with law enforcement officials to keep Detroit drug dealers out of our communities.
  • Fights to protect the safety of our children from online sexual predators.

Protecting West Virginia Workers

  • Excerpt: "Doug will work to pass legislation to reform mine safety laws so West Virginia workers can report unsafe conditions without fear of losing their jobs. His legislation includes cracking down on corporations that put profits first and worker safety last."

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. Incumbents Douglas Reynolds and Dale Stephens were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Joyce Holland and Matthew Rohrbach were unopposed in the Republican primary. Reynolds will face Stephens, Holland, and Rohrbach in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Reynolds won re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 17. Reynolds and incumbent Dale Stephens defeated Robert Alexander in the May 8 primary election. He was challenged by Dale Stephens, Michael Ankrom, and Joyce Holland in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

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

Reynolds 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. His opponents in the general election were Democrat incumbent Dale Stephens, and Republican incumbent Kelli Sobonya and Republican T-Anne See. Only the three top vote-getters were elected.[5][6][7]

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, Reynolds was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 16. Reynolds (D) finished with 12,462 votes and was followed by Kelli Sobonya (R) with 12,071 votes, Dale Stephens (D) with 11,482 votes and Amy Herrenkohl (D) with 9,476 votes.[8] Reynolds raised $99,297 for his campaign fund.[9]

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 Reynolds is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Reynolds raised a total of $456,511 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.[10]

Douglas Reynolds's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 17 Won $47,368
2010 West Virginia State House, District 16 Won $62,697
2008 West Virginia State House, District 16 Won $99,297
2006 West Virginia State House, District 16 Won $187,874
2004 West Virginia State House, District 16 Defeated $59,275
Grand Total Raised $456,511

2012

Reynolds won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Reynolds raised a total of $47,368.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Douglas Reynolds's campaign in 2012
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council$2,000
West Virginia Appalachian Laborers District Council$2,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$2,000
West Virginia Bankers Association$2,000
West Virginia AFL-CIO$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$47,368
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Reynolds won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Reynolds raised a total of $62,697.

2008

Reynolds won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Reynolds raised a total of $99,297.

2006

Reynolds won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, Reynolds raised a total of $187,874.

2004

Reynolds lost the election for the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, Reynolds raised a total of $59,275.

Endorsements

In 2012, Reynolds was endorsed by:

  • The West Virginia AFL-CIO's Committee on Political Education[11]

Personal

Reynolds and his wife, Marie Asebes, have three children.

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