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Sally Matz Susman

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Sally Matz Susman
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 27
Former representative
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Journalist
Sally Matz Susman was a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. She represented District 27 from 2008-2010. She also served in the West Virginia State House of Delegates from 1998 to 2004. Previously, Susman served in the Raleigh County Board of Education.

Susman attended the University of North Carolina, the University of Miami, the University of Kentucky, and Brenau Academy. She then earned her B.A. from Ohio State University.

Susman has been a journalist, editor/publisher of Mullens Advocate, and Gulf Times, and Director of the Bank of Mount Hope.[1]

Committee assignments

While a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, Susman served on the following committees:



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Susman was defeated in her bid for re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 27. She was one of nine candidates running for the five District 27 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. Susman defeated Democrat Burge Speilman in the primary. She was opposed in the general election by Democratic incumbents Rick Moye, Virginia Mahan and William Wooton and Democrat Mel Kessler; Republican incumbent Linda Sumner, and Republicans Richard "Ben" Franklin, John David O'Neal,and Rick Snuffer. The five top vote-getters were elected.[2][3]

West Virginia State Senate, District 27 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ricky Duane Moye (D) 4,346 14.89%
Green check mark transparent.png William Robert Wooton (D) 4,183 14.33%
Green check mark transparent.png Melvin Ray Kessler (D) 3,757 12.87%
Green check mark transparent.png Virginia Mahan (D) 3,670 12.58%
Green check mark transparent.png Sally Matz Susman (D) 3,338 11.44%
Burge Lee Speilman (D) 2,952 10.12%


In 2008 Susman was elected to the West Virginia House District 27. Susman (D) finished with 14,894 votes. She was behind Linda Sumner (R) with 17,218 votes, Rick Moye (D) with 15,918 votes and William Wooton (D) with 14,962 votes. Susman finished ahead of Virginia Mahan (D) with 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.[4] Susman raised $149,865 for her campaign fund.[5]

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


Susman and her husband, Alan J., have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
West Virginia House of Representatives District 27
Succeeded by
John David O'Neal