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Bret Nida
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Former candidate for
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 35
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMarshall University
ProfessionSmall business owner, real estate
Campaign website
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Bret Nida was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 35 of the West Virginia House of Delegates.[1]


Nida is South Charleston native and life long resident of West Virginia. He earned his B.A. in secondary education from Marshall University in 2002.[2]

Upon graduation, he taught in Cabell and Wayne county schools for four years. He later entered the real estate business, and he currently owns and works as a broker for Nida Real Estate.[2]


Campaign themes


Nida provided the following statement to Ballotpedia:

I do not believe in 'Party Lines' only sound ideas and policy.[3]

Nida listed the following issues on his campaign website:[5]


Excerpt: "[Nida] plans to increase pay and improve retirement benefits by innovating ways that public funds are distributed."


Excerpt: "[Nida] has a plan to bring Wi-Fi to public areas, such as parks and shopping districts."


Excerpt: "We must allow these industries room for innovation and reward them for safety and conservation."

Veterans and police

Excerpt: "Eliminating frivolous spending is key to creating the funds needed to improve services for our veterans. [Nida] plans to invest in better technology for our police and programs to support our veterans as they transition from military service."

Small businesses

Excerpt: "[Nida] will initiate or support any legislation that stands rather than stifles small business."



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

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. District 35 is represented by four delegates. Andrew Byrd, Thornton Cooper, Barbara Hatfield and Sherri Wong defeated John Caudill, IV, David Harless, Bret Nida, Joe Wallace and Gary Winter in the Democratic primary. Incumbents J.B. McCuskey, Eric Nelson, and Suzette Raines and Chris Stansbury defeated Richard McGinnis and Marie Sprouse-McDavid in the Republican primary. Byrd, McCuskey, Nelson, and Stansbury defeated Cooper, Hatfield, Wong, and Sprouse-McDavid in the general election. Raines withdrew from the race due to personal reasons and allegations from Democrats.[6] She was replaced by Sprouse-McDavid on the general election ballot.[1][7]

West Virginia House of Delegates District 35, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Nelson Incumbent 15.7% 11,050
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ.B. McCuskey Incumbent 14.3% 10,013
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Stansbury 12.7% 8,897
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Byrd 12.6% 8,852
     Republican Marie Sprouse-McDavid 12% 8,436
     Democratic Bobbie Hatfield 12% 8,401
     Democratic Sherri Wong 11.4% 8,039
     Democratic Thornton Cooper 9.3% 6,548
Total Votes 70,236


Nida is married with two sons.[2]

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