Kevin Craig (West Virginia)

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Kevin Craig
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 16
Incumbent
In office
2000-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 14
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame, 1991
Master'sGeorgia Southern University, 1996
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1991-1996
Personal
BirthdayJuly 28, 1968
Place of birthPittsburgh, PA
ProfessionVice President, Business Development, Natural Resource Partners, Limited Partnership
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kevin J. Craig (b. July 28, 1968) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Craig earned his BBA from the University of Notre Dame in 1991. He went on to receive his M.B.A. from Georgia Southern University in 1996.

He worked as a Market Manager and a Finance Director for Seaboard Coastline Railroad Transportation from 1999 to 2000 and from 1997 to 2003, respectively. From 1996 to 2005, he was a Trainmaster/Terminal Manager/Superintendent for Seaboard Coastline Railroad Transportation. He has been Vice President of Business Development for Natural Resource Partners, Limited Partnership since 2005. Craig served in the United States Army as a Captain from 1991 to 1996.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources, Chair
Pensions and Retirement
Finance
Economic Development
Joint Finance
Infrastructure
Pensions and Retirement

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Craig ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 16. Craig, incumbent Jim Morgan, and Sean Hornbuckle advanced unopposed in the May 8 primary election. He as challenged by incumbent Jim Morgan, Sean Hornbuckle, Mike Davis, and Carol Miller in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Craig Incumbent 22.9% 8,866
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Miller Incumbent 21.8% 8,415
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Morgan Incumbent 20.8% 8,050
     Democratic Sean Horbuckle 19% 7,339
     Republican Mike Davis 15.5% 6,013
Total Votes 38,683

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Craig was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 15. He was one of six candidates running for the three District 15 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. He defeated Democrats Wayne Worth and Carl L Eastham in the May 11 primary. His opponents in the general election were incumbent James Morgan, Democrat Matthew James Woelfel, Republican incumbent Carol Miller and Republicans Douglas W. Franklin and Patrick Lucas. 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 Kevin J. Craig (D) 6,886 20.59%
Green check mark transparent.png Carol Miller (R) 6,601 19.74%
Green check mark transparent.png James Morgan (D) 6,188 18.50%
Matthew Woelfel (D) 5,893 17.62%
Patrick Lucas (R) 4,408 13.18%
Douglas Franklin (R) 3,471 10.38%
West Virginia State Senate, District 15 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin J. Craig (D) 2,800 21.85%
Green check mark transparent.png James Hanly Morgan (D) 2,461 19.20%
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew James Woelfel (D) 1,944 15.17%
Carl Leon Eastham (D) 1,546 12.06%
Wayne Bruce Alexander Worth (D) 673 5.25%

2008

In 2008, Craig was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 15. Craig (D) finished with 10,552 votes and was followed by Jim Morgan (D) with 9,387 votes, Carol Miller (R) with 8,163 votes, Carl Eastham (D) with 7,333 votes, Jim Caden (R) with 5,150 votes and Paula Stewart (R) with 4,403 votes.[8] Craig raised $42,985 for his campaign fund.[9]

West Virginia House District 15
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Craig (D) 10,522
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Morgan (D) 9,387
Green check mark transparent.png Carol Miller (R) 8,163
Carl Eastham (D) 7,333
Jim Caden (R) 5,150
Paula Stewart (R) 4,403

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Craig is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Craig raised a total of $410,020 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[10]

Kevin Craig's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 16 Won $54,042
2010 West Virginia State House, District 15 Won $74,909
2008 West Virginia State House, District 15 Won $42,985
2006 West Virginia State House, District 15 Won $76,596
2004 West Virginia State House, District 15 Won $51,212
2002 West Virginia State House, District 15 Won $63,941
2000 West Virginia State House, District 15 Won $46,335
Grand Total Raised $410,020

2012

Craig won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Craig raised a total of $54,042.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Craig (West Virginia)'s campaign in 2012
Cmte to Re-elect Kevin J Craig 2010$2,824
American Electric Power$2,000
Csx Transportation$2,000
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce$1,750
Carter, Nick$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$54,042
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Craig won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Craig raised a total of $74,909.

2008

Craig won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Craig raised a total of $42,985.

2006

Craig won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, Craig raised a total of $76,596.

2004

Craig won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, Craig raised a total of $51,212.

2002

Craig won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2002. During that election cycle, Craig raised a total of $63,941.

2000

Craig won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2000. During that election cycle, Craig raised a total of $46,335.

Personal

Craig and his wife, Rebecca L. Melton, have two children.

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2014

In 2014, the West Virginia State Legislature was in session from January 8 through March 10.

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