West Virginia 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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West Virginia State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the West Virginia State Senate. For results in individual contests see our West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

West Virginia State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 26 27
     Republican Party 8 7
Total 34 34


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 12 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. None of those 12 incumbents lost, and thus all 12 incumbents were re-elected to the West Virginia State Senate.
  • There will be 5 new senators sworn-in. Of those 5, 4 are Democrats and 1 is a Republican
  • Of the 17 seats up for election, 14 were won by Democrats and 3 by Republicans.
  • 5 candidates were unopposed, 4 Democrats and 1 Republican.
  • Only 1 candidate ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In West Virginia, 5 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 12 incumbents (70.6%) ran for re-election. Of these 12 incumbents, none were defeated.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

There were no incumbents defeated in the November 2 general election.

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In West Virginia, 5 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 5, 4 are Democrats and 1 is a Republican. In the 5 open seat contests, Republicans won 1 and Democrats 4. In total, West Virginia elected 17 senators, 3 Republicans and 14 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the West Virginia State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the West Virginia State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In West Virginia, 5 candidates (29.4% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 5, 4 were Democrats and 1 was a Republican.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In West Virginia, 1 (3.1%) of the 32 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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West Virginia State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the West Virginia House of Delegates. For results in individual contests, see our West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

West Virginia House of Delegates
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 71 65
     Republican Party 29 35
Total 100 100


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 88 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 7 incumbents lost, and thus 81 incumbents were re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 7 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 19 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 19, 8 are Democrats and 11 are Republicans
  • Of the 100 seats up for election, 65 were won by Democrats and 35 by Republicans.
  • 24 candidates were unopposed, 18 Democrats and 6 Republicans.
  • Only 8 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In West Virginia, 88 (88.0%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 88, 7 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 7 incumbents were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

  1. Allen Evans
  2. Barbara Fleischauer
  3. Barbara Hatfield
  4. Bonnie Brown
  5. Brady Paxton
  6. Brent Boggs
  7. Carol Miller (West Virginia)
  8. Charlene Marshall
  9. Charles Messick
  10. Clifton Moore
  11. Dale Martin
  12. Dale Stephens
  13. Daniel Hall (West Virginia Senator)
  14. Daniel Poling
  15. Danny Wells
  16. Daryl Cowles
  17. David Perry
  18. David Pethtel
  19. David Walker (West Virginia)
  20. Denny Canterbury
  21. Don Perdue
  22. Douglas Reynolds
  23. Douglas Skaff, Jr.
  24. Everette Anderson
  25. Gerald Crosier
  26. Greg Butcher
  27. Harold Michael
  28. Harry White
  29. James Morgan
  30. John Doyle
  31. John Ellem
  32. John Frazier
  33. John Overington
  34. Jonathan Miller
  35. Joseph Talbott
  36. Josh Stowers
  37. Kelli Sobonya
  38. Kevin Craig (West Virginia)
  39. Larry Barker (West Virginia)
  40. Larry Border
  41. Larry Williams
  42. Linda Goode Phillips
  43. Linda Longstreth
  44. Linda Sumner
  45. Lynwood Ireland
  46. Margaret Smith (West Virginia legislator)
  47. Margaret Staggers
  48. Mark Hunt
  49. Marty Gearheart
  50. Mary Poling
  51. Meshea Poore
  52. Michael Caputo
  53. Michael Ferro
  54. Michael Manypenny
  55. Mitch Carmichael
  56. Nancy Guthrie
  57. Patrick Lane
  58. Ralph Rodighiero
  59. Randy Swartzmiller
  60. Richard Iaquinta
  61. Richard Thompson (West Virginia)
  62. Rick Moye
  63. Robert Ashley (West Virginia)
  64. Ronald Fragale
  65. Ronald Walters
  66. Roy Givens
  67. Ruth Rowan
  68. Sally Matz Susman
  69. Sam Argento
  70. Samuel Cann, Sr.
  71. Scott Varner
  72. Sharon Spencer
  73. Stanley Shaver
  74. Steven Kominar
  75. Terry L. Walker
  76. Thomas Azinger
  77. Thomas Campbell
  78. Tiffany Lawrence
  79. Tim Armstead
  80. Timothy Ennis
  81. Timothy Manchin
  82. Timothy Miley
  83. Troy Andes
  84. Virginia Mahan
  85. Walter Duke
  86. William Hamilton
  87. William Hartman
  88. William Romine
  89. William Wooton

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Charles Messick
Sally Matz Susman
Sam Argento
Sharon Spencer
Terry L. Walker
Thomas Campbell
William Wooton

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Brian Savilla
Denise Campbell
Eric Householder
Eric Nelson, West Virginia Delegate
Joe Ellington
John O'Neal
John Pino
Rick Snuffer
Rupert Phillips, Jr.
Thomas Campbell
Tony Barill

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In West Virginia, 19 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 19, 8 are Democrats and 11 are Republicans. In the 7 open seat contests, Republicans won 5 and Democrats 2. In total, West Virginia elected 100 representatives, 35 Republicans and 65 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the West Virginia House of Delegates:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates:

Democratic

  1. Barbara Fleischauer
  2. Barbara Hatfield
  3. Bonnie Brown
  4. Brady Paxton
  5. Brent Boggs
  6. Charlene Marshall
  7. Clifton Moore
  8. Dale Martin
  9. Dale Stephens
  10. Daniel Poling
  11. Danny Wells
  12. David Perry
  13. David Pethtel
  14. David Walker (West Virginia)
  15. Denise Campbell
  16. Don Perdue
  17. Douglas Reynolds
  18. Douglas Skaff, Jr.
  19. Gerald Crosier
  20. Greg Butcher
  21. Harold Michael
  22. Harry White
  23. James Morgan
  24. John Doyle
  25. John Frazier
  26. John Pino
  27. Joseph Talbott
  28. Josh Stowers
  29. Kevin Craig (West Virginia)
  30. Larry Barker (West Virginia)
  31. Larry Williams
  32. Linda Goode Phillips
  33. Linda Longstreth
  34. Margaret Smith (West Virginia legislator)
  35. Margaret Staggers
  36. Mark Hunt
  37. Mary Poling
  38. Meshea Poore
  39. Michael Caputo
  40. Michael Ferro
  41. Michael Manypenny
  42. Nancy Guthrie
  43. Ralph Rodighiero
  44. Randy Swartzmiller
  45. Richard Iaquinta
  46. Richard Thompson (West Virginia)
  47. Rick Moye
  48. Ronald Fragale
  49. Ronnie Jones
  50. Roy Givens
  51. Rupert Phillips, Jr.
  52. Samuel Cann, Sr.
  53. Scott Varner
  54. Stanley Shaver
  55. Steven Kominar
  56. Thomas Campbell
  57. Tiffany Lawrence
  58. Timothy Ennis
  59. Timothy Manchin
  60. Timothy Miley
  61. Tony Barill
  62. Virginia Mahan
  63. William Hartman

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In West Virginia, 24 candidates (24.0% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 24, 18 were Democrats and 6 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In West Virginia, 8 (5.1%) of the 158 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: