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Stephen Skinner

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Stephen Skinner
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West Virginia House of Delegates, District 67
In office
December 1, 2012 – present
Term ends
November 31, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Stephen Skinner is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 67. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Skinner served on the following committees:

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2015
Banking and Insurance, Minority Chair, Insurance
Health and Human Resources
Judiciary, Minority Vice-Chair
Small Business Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Minority Chair


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


Campaign themes


Skinner's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Sustainability:
"The first question about any policy in West Virginia should be how it supports the goal of sustainability. For too long, we looked to short term gains, while ignoring the consequences. The new economy must be based on an ability for West Virginia to support itself and keep its citizens healthy, educated and employed. Whether it is agriculture, energy, tourism or arts, we must build the framework for any policy with sustainability as the goal."
  • Innovation:
"Innovation must be embraced, and West Virginia must search for new ideas and fresh perspectives from sources around the world. We encourage the creativity and ambition of our community to move West Virginia forward."
  • Heritage:
"My roots are firmly planted in West Virginia, and its' families will always be the first priority. We must recognize the heritage of place and preserve the assets that bind us to the past, for these ties are a springboard to success for future generations and new opportunites (sic)."
  • Justice:
"I have always stood up for the underdog and against a system that is not fair to everyone. I will always stand for those whose voices are hardest to hear. I pledge to continue to fight for equality and fairness for all of West Virginia's citizens."



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. Incumbent Stephen Skinner was unopposed in the Democratic primary. W. Matthew Harris was defeated by Patricia Rucker in the Republican primary. Skinner defeated Rucker in the general election.[2][3]

West Virginia House of Delegates District 67, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Skinner Incumbent 51.3% 2,636
     Republican Patricia Rucker 48.7% 2,503
Total Votes 5,139


See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Skinner won election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 67. Skinner ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and defeated Elliot Simon in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 67, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Skinner 54.8% 4,160
     Republican Elliot Simon 45.2% 3,437
Total Votes 7,597

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Skinner is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Skinner raised a total of $99,403 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 31, 2013.[7]

Stephen Skinner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 67 Won $99,403
Grand Total Raised $99,403


Skinner won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Skinner raised a total of $99,403.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stephen Skinner's campaign in 2012
Skinner, Stephen$2,626
West Virginia AFL-CIO$2,000
Allen, Jennifer Ewing$2,000
Blass, Scott S$2,000
West Virginia Association for Justice$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$99,403
Source: Follow the Money


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In 2014, the West Virginia State Legislature was in session from January 8 through March 10.

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Legislators are scored on their votes on the Water Resources Protection Act and its amendments.

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