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Bob Henry Barber is a Mountain Party candidate for Governor of West Virginia in the 2011 elections.

Biography

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

Issues

Barber 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] Barber 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".

Elections

2011

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.

General

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


Primary

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

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References

  1. The Register-Herald, "Gubernatorial candidate profiles: the Mountain Party’s Bob Henry Barber", April 24, 2011