|West Virginia State Senate District 4|
|December 1, 2012-Present|
|December 1, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$131/day during session|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|West Virginia House of Delegates District 12|
|2001 – 2012|
|Bachelor's||Finance and Economics, Marshall University, 1983|
|Birthday||April 15, 1960|
|Place of birth||Charleston, WV|
|Profession||Computer Systems Analyst, National Cash Register Corporation|
Carmichael earned his BBA in Finance and Economics from Marshall University in 1983.
Carmichael has worked in Computer Sales for Bisys. He has worked as a Computer Systems Analyst for National Cash Register (NCR) Corporation since 1983.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Carmichael served on the following committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Rural Development|
|• Agriculture and Agri-business|
|• Joint Education|
|• Joint Judiciary|
|• Pensions and Retirement|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carmichael served on these committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Banking and Insurance|
|• Economic Development|
|• Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business, Vice Chair|
|• Finance, Vice Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Carmichael served on these committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Banking and Insurance|
|• Health and Human Resources|
Carmichael won election in the 2012 election for West Virginia State Senate, District 4. Carmichael ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and defeated Michael "Mike" Bright in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|West Virginia State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012|
Carmichael also ran for the office of Governor of West Virginia.
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.
Carmichael's 2011 gubernatorial campaign included adding more inspectors to the Marcellus shale to facilitate drilling, phasing in a new retirement system for younger state workers to address unfunded liabilities, and reworking the state's bidding system on infrastructure projects to get a handle on the costs of repair and maintenance.
He supported charter schools, vouchers, and decentralized control of school boards. To that, he suggested adding annual teach evaluation, ending the role of unions in education, and significantly increasing spending on pupils.
Carmichael cited West Virginia's high corporate tax rate and its singular taxation of inventory and equipment as culprits in the state's struggle to attract businesses.
Carmichael lost the primary, placing 6th. 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%|
Carmichael was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 12. He was one of two candidates running for the District 12 Delegate position on the ballot in the November 2, 2010 general election. He defeated Democrat Jo Boggess Phillips in the general election. 
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 12 General Election (2010)|
|Mitch Carmichael (R)||3,383||50.92%|
|Jo Boggess Phillips (D)||3,261||49.08%|
|West Virginia State Senate, District 12 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Mitchell Brian Carmichael (R)||1,100||49.06%|
In 2008 Carmichael was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 12. Carmichael (R) finished with 4,454 votes while his opponent Jo Phillips (D) finished with 3,941 votes. Carmichael raised $13,750 for his campaign fund.
|West Virginia House District 12|
|Mitch Carmichael (R)||4,454|
|Jo Phillips (D)||3,941|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Carmichael won re-election to the House of Delegates. He collected $17,495 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|West Virginia Chamber of Commerce||$1,250|
|West Virginia Bankers Association||$1,000|
|Merck & Co||$1,000|
Carmichael has a wife, Teresa.
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- Senate Office Website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Mitch Carmichael on Facebook
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Carmichael
- ↑ WBOY.com "West Virginia General Election Results November 6, 2012" Accessed November 7, 2012
- ↑ West Virginia Secretary of State - 2012 Candidate Listing By Office
- ↑ 2012 West Virginia Primary Election Official Results
- ↑ The Register-Herald, "Gubernatorial candidate profiles: Republican Mitch Carmichael", May 1, 2011
- ↑ Official WV primary election results
- ↑ Official Primary Results SOS
- ↑ Official General Election Results
- ↑ West Virgina House election results
- ↑ Campaign funds
- ↑ Follow the Money, Candidate summary, Retrieved July 11, 2011
Karen Facemyer (R)
|West Virginia State Senate District 4
| Succeeded by|
|West Virginia House of Representatives District 12
| Succeeded by|
Steve Westfall (R)