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Joshua Nelson
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West Virginia House of Delegates, District 23
In office
December 1, 2012 – present
Term ends
November 31, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marines
Office website
(timed out) Campaign website
Joshua Nelson is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Organization
Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business
Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security
Constitutional Revision
Joint Government Organization



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates 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. Barry Brown was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Joshua Nelson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Nelson defeated Brown and Danny Cook (Mountain) in the general election.[1]

West Virginia House of Delegates District 23, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoshua Nelson Incumbent 50.4% 2,411
     Democratic Barry Brown 46.1% 2,204
     Mountain Danny Ray Cook 3.4% 164
Total Votes 4,779


See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Nelson won election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 23. Nelson ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and defeated incumbent Larry W. Barker in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoshua Nelson 62.4% 3,985
     Democratic Larry Barker Incumbent 37.6% 2,403
Total Votes 6,388

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nelson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Nelson raised a total of $40,529 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.[5]

Joshua Nelson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 23 Won $40,529
Grand Total Raised $40,529


Nelson won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $40,529.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joshua Nelson's campaign in 2012
Hatfield, Bennett K$1,500
Alpha Natural Resources$1,100
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce$1,050
Brinager, Cecil Tye$1,000
Craig, Jimmy$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$40,529
Source:Follow the Money


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