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|U.S. House, North Carolina , District 11|
|Place of birth||November 26, 1957|
West ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 11th District. West sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. West challenged Ethan Wingfield, Jeff Hunt, Dan Eichenbaum, Spence Campbell, Mark Meadows, Vance Patterson and Chris Petrella in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary.
Because no candidate received more than 40% of the vote in the Republican primary election on May 8, 2012, a runoff primary took place. West was eliminated in the May 8, 2012, primary.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013. North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.
The primary took place on May 8, 2012.
- North Carolina's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012
- North Carolina's 11th Congressional District
- Morganton News Herald, "List grows for congressional seat," accessed February 29, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Election Results," accessed May 9, 2012.
- Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Results," accessed October 10, 2012