Larry V. Faircloth

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Larry V. Faircloth
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Former candidate for
West Virginia State Senate, District 16
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia House of Delegates
Date of birth07/23/1948
Place of birthMartinsburg, WV
Larry Victor Faircloth was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 16 of the West Virginia State Senate.[1] He also ran unsuccessfully for West Virginia Auditor in the 2012 and for Governor of West Virginia in the 2011.

Faircloth served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1988 to 2012.


Faircloth has owned Larry V. Faircloth Realty, Inc. since 1980. He attended Shepherd College.[2][3]



See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2014

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. Incumbent John Unger was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Larry V. Faircloth was unopposed in the Republican primary. Unger defeated Faircloth in the general election.[1][4]

West Virginia State Senate District 16, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Unger Incumbent 52.5% 12,287
     Republican Larry V. Faircloth 47.5% 11,122
Total Votes 23,409


See also: West Virginia down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Faircloth ran for West Virginia Auditor in 2012. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and was defeated by incumbent Democrat Glen Gainer in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

West Virginia State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGlen Gainer Incumbent 57.5% 303,240
     Republican Larry Faircloth 42.5% 224,517
Total Votes 527,757
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.


See also: West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011 and West Virginia state executive official elections, 2011

West Virginia was not scheduled to hold a gubernatorial election until 2012. However, elected Democrat Joe Manchin gave up the seat to join the U.S. Senate in the 2010 midterms. Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin, also a Democrat, took over the office as the Lieutenant Governor of West Virginia is a title accorded to the legislator elected as Senate President, and is next in succession to the office of governor.

Faircloth lost the primary. Republican Candidate Bill Maloney won the Republican seat.

2011 Race for Governor - Republican Primary
Candidates Percentage
Clark S. Barnes 9.58%
Mitch Carmichael 3.35%
Ralph William Clark 1.88%
Cliff Ellis 0.45%
Larry V. Faircloth 3.89%
Betty Ireland 30.91%
Green check mark.jpg Bill Maloney 45.11%
Mark Sorsaia 4.84%
Total votes 61,134

Issue positions

Faircloth said his administration's highest priority would be creating jobs. He also pledged not to create new taxes or raise existing taxes, and to cut regulation.[6]

Aid and services to the elderly and more emphasis on education received prominent mention in Faircloth's platform, along with cracking down on illegal drugs being trafficked in the state.

As governor, Faircloth pledged to appeal Obamacare and to give West Virginians a chance to vote on a Constitutional Amendment reinstating the death penalty.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Faircloth is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Faircloth raised a total of $251,971 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[8]

Larry V. Faircloth's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia Auditor Defeated $8,882
2011 West Virginia Governor Defeated $87,675
2004 West Virginia Governor Defeated $117,205
2002 WV House of Delegates Won $6,346
2000 WV House of Delegates Won $20,110
1998 WV House of Delegates Won $11,753
Grand Total Raised $251,971


Faircloth lost the election to the position of West Virginia Auditor in 2012. During that election cycle, Faircloth raised a total of $8,882.


Faircloth has three children. He is a member of several organizations including the Berkley County Chamber of Commerce and the Berkley County Farm Bureau.[9]

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