Larry V. Faircloth
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|West Virginia Auditor|
He was a Republican candidate for Governor of West Virginia in the 2011 elections. He took 3.89% in the primary, placing 5th of eight candidates in the May 14, 2011 primary. The nomination went to Bill Maloney.
He is also a former member of the House of Delegates.
Larry Faircloth spent 24 years in the West Virginia House of Delegates and has been a small business owners for three decades. He has been a license realtor since 1976 and a licensed broker since 1980. In the same year, he founded Larry V. Faircloth Realty, Inc.
Through his company, Faircloth has experience in building entire subdivisions and in constructing water and sewage infrastructures to serve those homes.
He and his wife, Laura Rauch, an attorney, are both natives of Berkeley County in West Virginia.
|West Virginia State Auditor General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Glen Gainer Incumbent||57.5%||303,240|
|Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.|
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 West Virginia does not have a lieutenant governor.
Faircloth lost the primary. Republican Candidate Bill Maloney won the Republican seat.
|2011 Race for Governor - Republican Primary|
|Clark S. Barnes||9.58%|
|Ralph William Clark||1.88%|
|Larry V. Faircloth||3.89%|
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.
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.
- West Virginia Auditor
- State executive official elections, 2011
- West Virginia state executive official elections, 2011
- West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011
- Gubernatorial elections, 2011
- Governor of West Virginia