Michael Castle (West Virginia)

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Michael Castle
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Candidate for
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 51
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sBridgewater State College
Master'sWest Virginia University
Websites
Campaign website
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Michael Castle was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 51 of the West Virginia House of Delegates.

Castle's professional experience includes working as an adjunct professor at West Virginia University. He earned his B.S. in physical education from Bridgewater State College and his MBA from West Virginia University.

Issues

Campaign themes

Castle's website highlights the following campaign themes:

A Business Voice

  • Excerpt:"West Virginia is considered a pretty bad place to do business, mostly because of our legal, tax and labor environment. West Virginia is considered to be a bad place to get sued in, to have a heavily taxed business environment, and to be a difficult labor state based on unionization."
  • Excerpt:"West Virginia is being passed over as a business alternative to more favorable economic climates that include right to work states, tort reform states, and fairer tax states. It is unfortunate but it is true. The job growth in West Virginia and the actual number of jobs available has been steadily decreasing over the past decade. Even in the booming early 90’s we were losing jobs and employment."

A Business Voice

  • Excerpt:"We need a stronger voice in Charleston. I will be that voice, a voice that will speak on behalf of the Mon County taxpayer to the State, not the State to the Mon County taxpayer. This is what you deserve and this is what I will provide."

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Castle ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 51. Castle was defeated in the May 8 primary election. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 51 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCindy Frich 21.9% 2,969
Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Pasdon Incumbent 18.1% 2,453
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Scott Poe 16.5% 2,240
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn P. Woods 12.5% 1,698
Green check mark transparent.pngJay Redmond 12% 1,623
Michael Castle 11.8% 1,602
Elvis Austin 7.1% 958
Total Votes 13,543

Personal

Caslte and his wife, Stephanie, have two children; Adam and Conner.

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