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|Former candidate for|
|West Virginia State Senate, District 17|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
Johnson was a Mountain Party candidate for the West Virginia gubernatorial election on October 4, 2011. At the Mountain Party's May 1, 2011, convention, he withdrew his name to allow Bob Henry Baber a unanimous nomination.
- a moratorium on drilling in the Marcellus shale until a health impact study was completed
- a plan to cover the state's unfunded liabilities, though Johnson refused to discuss the plan until after he won the primary; " I have a plan that will cover that unfunded liabilities. I have a plan to cover all unfunded liabilities for the state. Unfortunately, right now, I can’t unveil that to you until after May 1 when I have won the nomination. Then, I intend to unleash those plans for the public."
- continued support for collective bargaining for teachers
- legalizing marijuana as part of "revamping" drug policy
- public financing of elections
- restoration of the "Fairness Doctrine"
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. Doug Skaff, Jr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Lance V. Wheeler was defeated by Tom Takubo in the Republican primary. Takubo defeated Skaff and Jesse Johnson (Mountain) in the general election.
|West Virginia State Senate District 17, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Doug Skaff, Jr.||43.8%||13,029|
|West Virginia State Senate, District 17 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Lance V. Wheeler||31.8%||1,624|
|Governor of West Virginia General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Earl Ray Tomblin Incumbent||50.4%||284,758|
|Election Results via West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.|
Johnson was unopposed for the May 14 primary election.
Johnson was defeated as one of seven candidates running for three positions in District 32 on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. His opponents in the general election were Republican incumbents Tim Armstead, Patrick Lane, Ronald Walters; Democrats Charles Black, Clint Casto, and Scott Lavigne. The top three vote-getters were elected.
Johnson lost the election to the position of Governor of West Virginia in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $325.
|Governor of West Virginia 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jesse Johnson's campaign in 2012|
|James F. Hores||$100|
|Gary R. Zuckett||$100|
|Charlotte Jean Pritt||$25|
|Total Raised in 2012||$325|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- West Virginia State Legislature
- West Virginia state legislative districts
- Governor of West Virginia
- West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2012
- West Virginia state executive official elections, 2012
- West Virginia Mountain Party Bio, Jesse Johnson
- Biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign website
- Official list of West Virginia's November 2, 2010 candidates
- West Virginia House of Delegates official candidate list
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed February 7, 2014
- The Register-Herald, "Gubernatorial candidate profiles: Mountain Party’s Jesse Johnson," April 30, 2011 (dead link)
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 18, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results," accessed June 18, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Election Results" accessed November 6, 2012