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{{tnr}}'''Bob Henry Baber''' is a Mountain Party candidate for [[Governor of West Virginia]] in the [[West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011|2011 elections]].
{{tnr}}'''Bob Henry Baber''' is a Mountain Party candidate for [[Governor of West Virginia]] in the [[West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011|2011 elections]].

Revision as of 08:32, 30 September 2011

Bob Henry Baber
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Candidate for
Governor of West Virginia
PartyMountain Party
ProfessionHigher education
Personal website
Campaign website
Bob Henry Baber is a Mountain Party candidate for Governor of West Virginia in the 2011 elections.


Currently working as the Major Gifts Officer at West Virginia's Glenville State College, Bob Henry Baber is also a mosaic artist who sells his artwork as "Memory Pieces". Baber has also produced an album of Appalachian themed holiday mosaics, the Candy Cane Train.


Baber describes himself as a populist and an environmentalist. Addressing the Marcellus shale, he backed "green" energy sources and endorsed creating new taxes to pay for increased regulation of drilling. He also argued that a better environment would lead to more tourism.

Speaking on West Virginia's finances, he said, "Even though I’m a liberal in the Mountain Party, I’m as tight as the bark on a tree."[1] Baber agreed with many other candidates that federal funding was shrinking and likely to continue doing so, increasing the need for local fund sources. He came out against taxes on such things as vehicles, which disproportionately impacted low income citizens, and admitted he backed taxes on "vices".



See also: West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011 and West Virginia state executive official elections, 2011

West Virginia was not scheduled to hold a gubernatorial election until 2012. However, elected Democrat Joe Manchin gave up the seat to join the U.S. Senate in the 2010 midterms. Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin, also a Democrat, took over the office as West Virginia does not have a lieutenant governor.


Governor of West Virginia, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Ray Tomblin Incumbent 49.6% 149,202
     Republican Bill Maloney 47% 141,656
     Mountain Party Bob Henry Baber 2% 6,083
     Independent Marla Ingels 1% 2,875
     American Third Position Harry Bertram 0.4% 1,111
     Write-In Phil Hudok 0% 76
     Write-In Donald Lee Underwood 0% 54
     Write-In John R. "Rick" Bartlett 0% 27
Total Votes 301,084
Election Results via West Virginia Secretary of State


Bob Henry Baber received the Mountain Party's nomination at the May 1, 2011 party convention just prior to the state primary.

See also

State Executive elections

MississippiWest Virginia

GubernatorialLt. Governor
Attorney GeneralSecretary of State
Down ballot offices: (KY, LA, MS)


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