Mark Hunt

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Mark Hunt
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 36
Incumbent
In office
2004-2006, 2008-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position (current service)6
Years in position (previous service)2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Charleston, 1982
Master'sMarshall University, 1984
J.D.University of the District of Columbia, 1994
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 23, 1960
Place of birthCharleston,WV
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mark Hunt (b. January 23, 1960) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Hunt served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1994 to 2000 and from 2004 to 2006.

Biography

Hunt earned his B.A. from the University of Charleston in 1982. He went on to receive his M.A. from Marshall University in 1984. He then earned his J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia in 1994.

Hunt was an Analyst for West Virginia Legislative Services from 1984 to 1990. He then worked as an Attorney for the West Virginia State Auditor from 1993 to 1994. He has worked as an attorney for Hunt and Serreno since 1995.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Political Subdivisions, Chair
Banking and Insurance
Constitutional Revision
Judiciary
Joint Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Hunt's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "I support a universal program that allows consumer choice for any doctor or hospital. Any person unable to afford insurance would be subsidized as current, by the government. Additionally to cut costs and save time, I support pharmacists having the ability to prescribe the lowest class of medicines. Individuals should not have to take the day off work and pay $100.00 to visit the doctor in order to have a prescription filled for a minor illness."

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "If you build it they will come. Many of the reasons that Fortune 500 companies do not locate in West Virginia is the lack of infrastructure. Clean water, sewer and better schools will position us to compete for businesses in the future."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Modernize our schools with the latest technology and procedures so our children are able to compete in today's economy and most importantly, a zero-tolerance policy to kids bringing weapons to school. The safety of our children is the highest priority."

Crime

  • Excerpt: "I support laws with enhanced penalties for crimes against the elderly (both mentally and physically), handicapped and children, to keep these most heinous of crimes from ever happening again."

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "I strongly oppose any additional taxes here in West Virginia and I strongly support the gradual repeal of the food tax in as fiscally responsible manner as possible. Additionally, we need to step-up our efforts to collect taxes that are on the books for corporate thieves."

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. Incumbents Nancy Guthrie and Danny Wells and Larry Rowe defeated Mark Hunt and Karan Ireland in the Democratic primary. Vaughn Sizemore, Stevie Thaxton, and Brad White defeated Charlie Basford, Jennifer Knauff, Adam Marcum and George Moore in the Republican primary. Guthrie will face Rowe, Wells, Sizemore, Thaxton and White in the general election.[3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 36 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Rowe 30.6% 3,204
Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Guthrie Incumbent 26.2% 2,745
Green check mark transparent.pngDanny Wells Incumbent 22.7% 2,380
Mark Hunt Incumbent 20.6% 2,158
Total Votes 10,487
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 36 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad White 27.8% 1,183
Green check mark transparent.pngStevie Thaxton 16.1% 687
Green check mark transparent.pngVaughn Sizemore 12.5% 533
Adam Marcum 12.4% 530
Jennifer Knauff 11.2% 477
Charlie Basford 12% 513
George Moore 8% 339
Total Votes 4,262

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Hunt won re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 36. Hunt advanced past the May 8 primary election and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Hunt was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 30. He was one of fourteen candidates running for the seven District 30 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. He was opposed in the general election by Republican candidates Daniel "Rick" Barnett, Michael Scott Hall, Brian F. Hicks, Fred Joseph, Eric Nelson, Jim Strawn, and Steve Sweeney; Democratic incumbents Bonnie Brown, Nancy Guthrie, Barbara Hatfield, Douglas Skaff, Jr., Sharon Spencer, and Danny Wells. The seven top vote-getters were elected.[8][9][10]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Skaff, Jr. (D) 19,335 8.79%
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Nelson (R) 17,603 8.00%
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Wells (D) 17,197 7.81%
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Hatfield (D) 17,186 7.81%
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Brown (D) 16,920 7.69%
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Hunt (D) 16,498 7.50%
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Guthrie (D) 16,301 7.41%
Sharon Spencer (D) 15,686 7.13%
Fred Joseph (R) 15,329 6.97%
Brian Hicks (R) 15,001 6.82%
Michael Hall(R) 14,923 6.78%
James Strawn (R) 14,180 6.44%
Daniel Barnett (R) 12,119 5.51%
Steven Sweeney (R) 11,808 5.37%
West Virginia State Senate, District 30Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Skaff, Jr. (D) 6,520 9.26%
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Louise Brown (D) 6,485 9.21%
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Ann Hatfield (D) 5,823 8.27%
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Bundy Wells (D) 5,447 7.74%
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Marie Spencer (D) 3,338 11.44%
Green check mark transparent.png Mark A. Hunt (D) 5,158 7.33%
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Peoples Guthrie (D) 4,934 7.01%
E. C. "Bud" Anderson (D) 2,488 3.53%
Rod Harless (D) 2,374 3.37%
Joseph Andre Wallace(D) 1,961 2.79%
Steven Arlo Cook (D) 1,653 2.35%
Gary Eugene Holstein (D) 1,490 2.12%
Harold Verdayne Meade, Jr. (D) 1,273 1.81%

2008

In 2008, Hunt was elected to the West Virginia House District 30. Douglas Skaff (D) finished with 24,625 votes and was followed by Danny Wells (D) with 24,019 votes, Bonnie Brown (D) with 23,353 votes, Barbara Hatfield (D) with 22,709 votes, Mark Hunt (D) with 21,635 votes, Sharon Spencer (D) with 21,541 votes, Nancy Guthrie (D) with 20,285 votes, Fred Joseph (R) with 18,653 votes, John Miller (R) with 17,992 votes, Bud Anderson (R) with 16,217 votes, Todd Carden (R) with 15,286 votes, Victoria Casey (R) with 14,250 votes, Edward Burgess (R) with 13,282 votes, Lance Vaughan (R) with 12,733 votes and John Welbourn (R) with 3,940 votes. Hunt raised $46,875 for his campaign fund.[11]

West Virginia House District 30
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Skaff (D) 24,265
Green check mark transparent.png Danny Wells (D) 24,019
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Brown (D) 23,353
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Hatfield (D) 22,709
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Hunt (D) 21,635
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Spencer (D) 21,541
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Guthrie (D) 20,285
Fred Joseph (R) 18,653
John Miller (R) 17,992
Bud Anderson (R) 16,217
Todd Carden (R) 15,286
Victoria Casey (R) 14,250
Edward Burgess (R) 13,282
Lance Vaughan (R) 12,733
John Welbourn (M) 3,940

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hunt is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Hunt raised a total of $554,616 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 30, 2013.[12]

Mark Hunt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 36 Won $79,161
2010 West Virginia State House, District 30 Won $67,171
2008 West Virginia State House, District 30 Won $46,875
2004 West Virginia State House, District 30 Won $126,053
2000 West Virginia State Senate, District 8 Defeated $210,594
1998 West Virginia State House, District 31 Won $24,762
Grand Total Raised $554,616

2012

Hunt won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Hunt raised a total of $79,161.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Hunt's campaign in 2012
Ballard, Ralph$2,000
West Virginia AFL-CIO$2,000
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council$2,000
Master's, Marvin W$2,000
West Virginia Regional Council of Carpenters$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$79,161
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hunt won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Hunt raised a total of $67,171.

2008

Hunt won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Hunt raised a total of $46,875.

2004

Hunt won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, Hunt raised a total of $126,053.

2000

Hunt lost the election for the West Virginia State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Hunt raised a total of $210,594.

1998

Hunt won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1998. During that election cycle, Hunt raised a total of $24,762.

Personal

Hunt and his wife, Tracy, had three children.

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