Stephen Skinner

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Stephen Skinner
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West Virginia House of Delegates, District 67
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2012 – present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business
Judiciary
Constitutional Revision
Joint Judiciary

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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."

Elections

2014

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 13, 2014. The general election will be 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 will face Rucker in the general election.[2][3]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 67 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Rucker 68.8% 430
W. Matthew Harris 31.2% 195
Total Votes 625

2012

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

2012

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

Scorecards

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2014

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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