Sean Hornbuckle

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Sean Hornbuckle
Sean Hornbuckle.jpg
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 16
In office
2015 - Present
Term ends
November 31, 2016
Years in position 0
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolHuntington High School, 2002
Bachelor'sMarshall University
Master'sMarshall University
ProfessionFinancial representative
Office website
Sean Hornbuckle is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Hornbuckle has been a financial representative at MassMutual since 2011.[1]


Campaign themes


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

  • Education
"With the current climate of our culture in West Virginia, its increasingly vital that we do a better job in ensuring all residents have affordable access to education. The only way we can increase our living standards, better our families and the economy is for more people to have the ability to earn jobs, create jobs, and be a productive member of society with critical thinking skills. Being more educated also fulfills one’s self being and pride while spurring community involvment (sic)."
  • Hornbuckle’s Goals
"Cap tuition for post-secondary education similar to what Ohio has done."
"Create a re-emergence of “PTA” like organizations that are more innovative in our elementary school systems."
"Fight for funding for Universities, Community Colleges, Trade and Technical Schools alike."
"Create innovative internship programs between high schools and businesses that are meaningful."


See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 13, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. District 16 is represented by three delegates. Incumbent James Morgan, Sean Hornbuckle and Lauren Plymale were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Carol Miller, Dale Anderson II and Patrick Lucas defeated David Bender and Lionel Jones in the Republican primary. Hornbuckle, Morgan and Miller defeated Lucas, Plymale and Anderson in the general election.[3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates District 16, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Miller Incumbent 21.2% 5,904
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSean Hornbuckle 17.6% 4,906
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Morgan 17.3% 4,824
     Republican Patrick Lucas 16.3% 4,556
     Democratic Lauren Plymale 13.9% 3,881
     Republican Dale Anderson II 13.8% 3,839
Total Votes 27,910


See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Hornbuckle ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 30. Hornbuckle, incumbent Kevin Craig, and incumbent James Morgan advanced unopposed in the May 8 primary election. He was defeated by incumbent Kevin Craig, incumbent James Morgan, Mike Davis, and incumbent Carol Miller in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Craig Incumbent 22.9% 8,866
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Miller Incumbent 21.8% 8,415
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Morgan Incumbent 20.8% 8,050
     Democratic Sean Horbuckle 19% 7,339
     Republican Mike Davis 15.5% 6,013
Total Votes 38,683



In 2014, Hornbuckle's endorsements included the following:[8]

  • West Virginia AFL-CIO


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Preceded by
Kevin Craig (D)
West Virginia House of Delegates District 16
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