|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 67|
|December 1, 2012 – present|
|November 31, 2016|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$131/day during session|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2012|
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:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business|
|• Constitutional Revision|
|• Joint Judiciary|
Skinner's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- "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 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."
- "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)."
- "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 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.
|West Virginia House of Delegates District 67, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Stephen Skinner Incumbent||51.3%||2,636|
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 67 Republican Primary, 2014|
|W. Matthew Harris||31.2%||195|
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.
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 67, General Election, 2012|
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.
|Stephen Skinner's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||West Virginia State House, District 67||$99,403|
|Grand Total Raised||$99,403|
2012Skinner 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|
|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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- Profile from Open States
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- Stephen Skinner on Twitter
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Stephen Skinner, "Values," accessed October 17, 2012
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Candidate search," accessed April 30, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results," accessed June 18, 2014
- WBOY.com, "West Virginia General Election Results November 6, 2012," accessed November 7, 2012
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - General Election - November 6, 2012," accessed February 12, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - Primary Election - May 8, 2012," accessed February 12, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Skinner, Stephen," accessed July 31, 2013
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