|West Virginia House of Delegates District 15|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$131/day during session|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Hurricane High School|
|Bachelor's||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|Birthday||April 16, 1981|
|Place of birth||Pittsburgh, PA|
Andes earned his BS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his MBA from Marshall University. In 2008, he was a member of the Program for Emerging Political Leaders at the West Virginia State Legislative Leader's Foundation.
Andes works in Public/Community Relations for Massey Coal Services.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Andes served on the following committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Economic Development and Small Business, Minority Chair|
|• Banking and Insurance|
|• Constitutional Revision|
|• Joint Finance|
|• Health and Human Resources Accountability|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Andes served on these committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business, Chair|
|• Health and Human Resources|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Andes served on these committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Banking and Insurance|
|• Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business|
Andes' website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"Every dollar that small businesses pay in West Virginia taxes is a dollar that isn’t used for job creation. We must quickly move to adopt a tax structure that is competitive with surrounding states. With some of the highest business taxes in the nation, immediate comprehensive tax reform is the only solution. At a minimum, we must eliminate the bizarre Business Franchise Tax, which as described by West Virginia’s state tax department, is “a tax on the privilege of doing business in this State."
- Excerpt:"We must begin to hold teachers accountable for their performance in the classroom as well. Unfortunately, under West Virginia law, fantastic teachers who improve test scores and motivate students share a pay scale with poor teachers who are essentially taxpayer-funded babysitters. We must reward excellent teachers with merit pay. Those teachers who improve test scores and inspire students should be rewarded while teachers who consistently rank at the bottom of the profession must be removed from the classroom."
- Excerpt:"Here at home, I’ve been a vocal opponent of any cap and trade plan advanced by out-of-touch liberals in Congress. And in the House of Delegates, I voted against West Virginia’s radical cap and trade bill that drastically cuts the amount of coal that can be used to supply electricity to West Virginia homes and businesses. When we start limiting the amount of coal that can be used in West Virginia, we start limiting the number of jobs in West Virginia."
- Excerpt:"With a 100 percent pro-life voting record, I’m proud to have received the endorsement of West Virginians for Life in each of my elections. Now, following the birth of my second child I am reinvigorated to continue fighting for the rights of unborn children"
Andes ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 15. Andes defeated Joe Bocook in the May 8 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 15 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Troy Andes Incumbent||82%||1,792|
Andes was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 14. He was one of three candidates running for the two District 14 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010 general election. His opponents in the general election were Republican Brian Savilla and Democrat Catherine Larck. Only the two top vote-getters were elected.
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 14 General Election (2010)|
|Stephen Troy Andes (R)||8,159||40.28%|
|Brian Curtis Savilla (R)||6,741||33.28%|
|Catherine L. Larck (D)||5,355||26.44%|
In 2008 Andes was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 14. Andes (R) finished with 9,323 votes and was followed by Patti Schoen (R) with 8,231 votes, Jeff Martin (D) with 6,145 votes and Karen Coria (D) with 5,992 votes. Andes raised $21,901 for his campaign fund.
|West Virginia House District 14|
|Troy Andes (R)||9,323|
|Patti Schoen (R)||8,231|
|Jeff Martin (D)||6,145|
|Karen Coria (D)||5,992|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, when Andes most recently won re-election to the House of Delegates, he collected $23,937 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|West Virginia Chamber of Commerce||$1,500|
|American Electric Power||$1,250|
|William T. Bright||$1,000|
|Jackson & Kelly||$1,000|
Andes and his wife, Jennifer Maher, have two children; Lauren and Colin.
- Official campaign website
- Office Website - West Virginia House of Delegates
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2008, 2006
- Troy Andes on Twitter
- Troy Andes on LinkedIn
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Andes
- ↑ WBOY.com "West Virginia General Election Results November 6, 2012" Accessed November 7, 2012
- ↑ West Virginia Secretary of State - 2012 Candidate Listing By Office
- ↑ 2012 West Virginia Primary Election Official Results
- ↑ Official WV primary election results
- ↑ Official Primary Results SOS
- ↑ Official General Election Results
- ↑ West Virgina House election results
- ↑ Campaign funds
- ↑ Follow the Money, Candidate summary, Retrieved July 11, 2011
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