Sheirl Fletcher

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Sheirl Fletcher
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, West Virginia
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sWest Virginia University
Personal
ProfessionEnergy industry
Websites
Campaign website
Sheirl Fletcher was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from West Virginia. She lost to incumbent Joe Manchin in the Democratic primary.[1]

Fletcher served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1998 to 2002.[2] She owns a business in the energy industry.[3]

Issues

Campaign platform

2012

According to her website, Fletcher's campaign platform includes the following tenets[3]

  • Simpler and lower taxes
  • Supporting coal and natural gas as means toward energy independence
  • Securing funding for rural community health care clinics

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in West Virginia, 2012

Fletcher ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing West Virginia. She lost to incumbent Joe Manchin in the Democratic primary on May 8.[1][4]

U.S. Senate-West Virginia Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Manchin III Incumbent 79.9% 163,891
Sheirl Fletcher 20.1% 41,118
Total Votes 205,009

Endorsements

Sheirl Fletcher was endorsed by the following organizations[5]:

  • National Right to Life Committee
  • National Rifle Association

2010

Fletcher ran in the 2010 special election to replace deceased Sen. Robert Byrd; she lost to Joe Manchin.[2]

Personal

Fletcher has two children.[3]

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