Larry V. Faircloth

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Larry V. Faircloth
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Candidate for
West Virginia State Senate, District 16
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia House of Delegates
1988-2012
Personal
Birthday07/23/1948
Place of birthMartinsburg, WV
ReligionChristian
CandidateVerification
Larry Victor Faircloth is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 16 of the West Virginia State Senate.[1] He 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.

Biography

Faircloth's professional experience includes owning Larry V. Faircloth Realty, Inc. since 1980. He attended Shepherd College.[2][3]

Elections

2014

See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 13, 2014. The general election will take place 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 will face Faircloth in the general election.[1][4]

2012

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

Faircloth ran for West Virginia Auditor in 2012. He was unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and was defeatd 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.


2011

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 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
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

2012

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

Personal

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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