Linda Sumner

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Linda Sumner
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 30
Incumbent
In office
2002-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMorris Harvey College, 1973
Master'sWest Virginia University, 1981
Personal
BirthdayDecember 1, 1951
Place of birthBeckley, West Virginia
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Linda Sumner (b. December 1, 1951) is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 30. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Sumner earned her B.A. from Morris Harvey College in 1973. She went on to receive her M.A. from West Virginia University in 1981. Sumner has worked as a teacher for the Raleigh County Board of Education since 1973.[1]

Sumner was the Raleigh County Chair for the George W. Bush for President Campaign in 2000.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Political Subdivisions, Minority Chair
Education, Minority Vice Chair
Senior Citizen Issues
Rules
Joint Education
Education Accountability
Outcomes-Based Funding Models in Higher Education

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 13, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. Mick Bates defeated Gordie Roop and Mel Kessler in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Linda Sumner was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bates will face Sumner in the general election.[2][3]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 30 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMick Bates 59% 1,072
Gordie Roop 24.5% 446
Mel Kessler 16.5% 299
Total Votes 1,817

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Sumner ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 30. Sumner ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and defeated William R. "Bill" Wooton in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Sumner Incumbent 49.6% 3,615
     Democratic Bill Wooton 42.6% 3,103
     Independent Tony Martin 7.8% 571
Total Votes 7,289

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Sumner was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates, District 27. She was one of nine candidates running for the five positions in District 27 on the ballot in the general election on November 2, 2010. She was opposed in the general election by Democratic incumbents Virginia Mahan, Rick Moye, Sally Matz Susman and William Wooton; Democrat Mel Kessler; and Republicans John David O'Neal, and Richard "Ben" Franklin and Rick Snuffer. Only the top five vote-getters were elected.[7][8][9]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 27 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Sumner (R) 13,784 14.27%
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Snuffer (R) 12,299 12.73%
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Moye (D) 11,644 12.05%
Green check mark transparent.png John David O'Neal (R) 11,591 12.00%
Green check mark transparent.png William Wooton (D) 11,038 11.43%
Sally Susman (D) 10,233 10.59
Melvin Kessler (D) 8,951 9.26
Virginia Mahan (D) 8,555 8.86
Richard Franklin (R) 8,516 8.81
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 27 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Sumner (R) 2,091 7.17%
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Ray Snuffer (R) 1,884 6.46%
Green check mark transparent.png John David O'Neal IV (R) 1,558 5.34%
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Eugene Franklin (R) 1,402 4.80%

2008

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2008

In 2008, Sumner was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 27. Sumner (R) finished with 17,218 votes and was followed by Rick Moye (D) with 15,918 votes, William Wooton (D) with 14,962 votes and Sally Matz Susman (D) with 14,894 votes, Virginia Mahan (D) wit 12,877 votes, Louis Gall (D) with 12,415 votes, Jeffrey Peck (R) with 11,313 votes, Dereck Severt (R) with 10,348 votes, Philip Stevens (R) with 9,874 votes and Kevin Honaker (R) with 9,147 votes.[10] Sumner raised $17,868 for her campaign fund.[11]

West Virginia House District 27
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Sumner (R) 17,218
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Moye (D) 15,918
Green check mark transparent.png William Wooton (D) 14,962
Green check mark transparent.png Sally Matz Susman (D) 14,894
Green check mark transparent.png Virginia Mahan (D) 12,877
Louis Gall (D) 12,415
Jeffrey Pack (R) 11,313
Dereck Severt (R) 10,348
Philip Stevens (R) 9,874
Kevin Honaker (R) 9,147

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sumner is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Sumner raised a total of $116,008 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 29, 2013.[12]

Linda Sumner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 30 Won $25,956
2010 West Virginia State House, District 27 Won $17,962
2008 West Virginia State House, District 27 Won $17,868
2006 West Virginia State House, District 27 Won $24,922
2004 West Virginia State House, District 27 Won $23,849
2002 West Virginia State House, District 27 Won $5,451
Grand Total Raised $116,008

2012

Sumner won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Sumner raised a total of $25,956.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Sumner's campaign in 2012
Team Sumner 2013$7,269
American Electric Power$1,500
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce$1,000
Worley, Robert L$1,000
Merck & Co$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$25,956
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sumner won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Sumner raised a total of $17,962.

2008

Sumner won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Sumner raised a total of $17,868.

2006

Sumner won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, Sumner raised a total of $24,922.

2004

Sumner won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, Sumner raised a total of $23,849.

2002

Sumner won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2002. During that election cycle, Sumner raised a total of $5,451.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Sumner was endorsed by:[13]

  • Bankers Committee
  • Community Bankers
  • West Virginia Directors Association of Senior and Community Services
  • West Virginia Education Association
  • West Virginia Family Foundation
  • West Virginia Farm Bureau
  • West Virginians For Life
  • Home Builders Association of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Medical Association
  • West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association
  • Contractors Association of West Virginia
  • National Rifle Association
  • Southern West Virginia Chamber of Commerce

  • West Virginia Speech Language Hearing Association
  • West Virginia State Farm
  • West Virginia Business and Industry Council
  • West Virginia Citizens Defense League
  • West Virginia Hospital Association
  • Americans for Tax Reform
  • Member NRA
  • West Virginia Wholesalers Association
  • West Virginia Bankers Association
  • West Virginians against Government Waste
  • West Virginia Healthcare Association
  • West Virginia State Medical Association
  • Friend of Taxpayer Award

Personal

Sumner is divorced.

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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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