Sharon Spencer

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Sharon Spencer
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Candidate for
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 36
PartyDemocratic
Education
Associate'sUniversity of Charleston, 1971
Master'sMarshall University, 1976
Personal
ProfessionSuperintendent
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Sharon Spencer (b. October 10, 1947) is a former Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 30 from 1996-2010 and serving as Assistant Majority Whip at the time of her loss in the 2010 general election. Previously, Spencer served in the West Virginia State House of Delegates from 1982 to 1984, and from 1986 to 1994. Spencer was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 36 of the West Virginia House of Delegates.

Spencer earned her AB from Morris Harvey College/University of Charleston in 1971. She went on to receive her M.A. from Marshall University Graduate College in 1976. She then attended Doctoral Studies at West Virginia University. She is currently a Superintendent/Principal at Salem International University.

Spencer has worked as a Public Relations/Executive Director for Sharon Spencer and Associates and as Chief Executive Officer for a Peer Mentorship Academy. In 1971 she was a Media and Disability Specialist for Kanawha County Schools. She was an Executive Director for Learning Possibilities in 1985. Spencer also worked as Executive Director for Benedum Project for the Hearing Impaired from 1982 to 1986. She has been a teacher for Kanawha County Schools, Glenwood since 1971.[1]

Committee assignments

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

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Spencer ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 36. Spencer, Bob Johns, Ronald A. Baskin, and Diana Lynne Wilson were defeated by Nancy Guthrie, Mark Hunt, and Danny Wells in the May 8 primary election.[2][3]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 36 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDanny Wells Incumbent 20.7% 2,878
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Hunt Incumbent 20.4% 2,834
Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Guthrie Incumbent 20.3% 2,825
Sharon Spencer 17.3% 2,406
Bob Johns 8.6% 1,196
Diana Lynn Wilson 8.4% 1,173
Ronald A. Baskin 4.2% 584
Total Votes 13,896

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Spencer was defeated in her bid for re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 30. She was one of fourteen candidates running for the seven District 30 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. She was opposed in the general election by Republican candidates Daniel "Rick" Barnett, Michael Scott Hall, Brian F. Hicks, Fred Joseph, Eric Nelson, Jim Strawn, and Steve Sweeney; Democratic incumbents Bonnie Brown, Nancy Guthrie, Barbara Hatfield, Mark Hunt, Douglas Skaff, Jr., and Danny Wells. The seven top vote-getters were elected.[4][5][6][7]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Skaff, Jr. (D) 19,335 8.79%
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Nelson (R) 17,603 8.00%
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Wells (D) 17,197 7.81%
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Hatfield (D) 17,186 7.81%
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Brown (D) 16,920 7.69%
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Hunt (D) 16,498 7.50%
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Guthrie (D) 16,301 7.41%
Sharon Spencer (D) 15,686 7.13%
Fred Joseph (R) 15,329 6.97%
Brian Hicks (R) 15,001 6.82%
Michael Hall(R) 14,923 6.78%
James Strawn (R) 14,180 6.44%
Daniel Barnett (R) 12,119 5.51%
Steven Sweeney (R) 11,808 5.37%
West Virginia State Senate, District 30Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Skaff, Jr. (D) 6,520 9.26%
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Louise Brown (D) 6,485 9.21%
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Ann Hatfield (D) 5,823 8.27%
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Bundy Wells (D) 5,447 7.74%
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Marie Spencer (D) 3,338 11.44%
Green check mark transparent.png Mark A. Hunt (D) 5,158 7.33%
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Peoples Guthrie (D) 4,934 7.01%
E. C. "Bud" Anderson (D) 2,488 3.53%
Rod Harless (D) 2,374 3.37%
Joseph Andre Wallace(D) 1,961 2.79%
Steven Arlo Cook (D) 1,653 2.35%
Gary Eugene Holstein (D) 1,490 2.12%
Harold Verdayne Meade, Jr. (D) 1,273 1.81%

2008

In 2008 Spencer was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 30. Douglas Skaff (D) finished with 24,625 votes and was followed by Danny Wells (D) with 24,019 votes, Bonnie Brown (D) with 23,353 votes, Barbara Hatfield (D) with 22,709 votes, Mark Hunt (D) with 21,635 votes, Sharon Spencer (D) with 21,541 votes, Nancy Guthrie (D) with 20,285 votes, Fred Jospeh (R) with 18,653 votes, John Miller (R) with 17,992 votes, Bud Anderson (R) with 16,217 votes, Todd Carden (R) with 15,286 votes, Victoria Casey (R) with 14,250 votes, Edward Burgess (R) with 13,282 votes, Lance Vaughan (R) with 12,733 votes and John Welbourn (R) with 3,940 votes. Spencer raised $60,165 for her campaign fund.[8]

West Virginia House District 30
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Skaff (D) 24,265
Green check mark transparent.png Danny Wells (D) 24,019
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Brown (D) 23,353
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Hatfield (D) 22,709
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Hunt (D) 21,635
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Spencer (D) 21,541
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Guthrie (D) 20,285
Fred Joseph (R) 18,653
John Miller (R) 17,992
Bud Anderson (R) 16,217
Todd Carden (R) 15,286
Victoria Casey (R) 14,250
Edward Burgess (R) 13,282
Lance Vaughan (R) 12,733
John Welbourn (M) 3,940

Personal

Spencer and her husband, Gary, have seven children.

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Preceded by
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West Virginia House of Representatives District 30
1996–2010
Succeeded by
Eric Nelson (R)