Robert Plymale

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Robert Plymale
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West Virginia State Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
1992-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 22
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMarshall University, 1978
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 21, 1955
Place of birthHuntington, WV
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert H. Plymale is a Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Biography

Plymale earned his B.A. from Marshall University in 1978.

Plymale has worked as Director for Rahall Transportation Institute. He has also worked in lumber sales and purchasing. He was then Co-President of Keith Albee Theater Performing Arts, Incorporated.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Transportation and Infrastructure
Rules
Confirmations
Energy, Industry and Mining
Children and Poverty
Finance
Health and Human Resources
Joint Education, Chair
Education Accountability, Chair
Outcomes-Based Funding Models in Higher Education, Chair
Joint Finance
Government and Finance
Health
PEIA, Seniors and Long Term Care

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2012

Plymale ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia State Senate, District 5. Plymale ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Robert Plymale won re-election to the West Virginia State Senate, District .[5]

Plymale raised $92,208. for his campaign, while Stephen Hall raised $142.$.[6]

West Virginia State Senate, District 5 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Plymale (D) 23,763 66.97 %
Stephen Hall (R) 11,722 33.03%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Plymale is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Plymale raised a total of $271,408 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[7]

Robert Plymale's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State Senate, District 5 Won $77,275
2010 West Virginia State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $0
2008 West Virginia State Senate, District 5 Won $92,280
2006 West Virginia State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $0
2004 West Virginia State Senate, District 5 Won $81,445
2000 West Virginia State Senate, District 5 Won $20,408
Grand Total Raised $271,408

2012

Plymale won re-election to the West Virginia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Plymale raised a total of $77,275.
West Virginia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Plymale's campaign in 2012
Shell, Heather M$3,000
West Virginia Afl-Cio$2,000
Steele, Donald & Elizabeth$2,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$2,000
Reynolds, Douglas V$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$77,275
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Plymale won re-election to the West Virginia State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Plymale raised a total of $92,280.

2004

Plymale won re-election to the West Virginia State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Plymale raised a total of $81,445.

2000

Plymale won re-election to the West Virginia State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Plymale raised a total of $20,408.

Endorsements

In 2012, Plymale was endorsed by:

  • The West Virginia AFL-CIO's Committee on Political Education[8]

Personal

Plymale is married to Jennifer Thompson. They have three children.

Scorecards

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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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Political offices
Preceded by
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West Virginia State Senate District 5
1992–present
Succeeded by
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