|West Virginia State Senate, District 15|
|December 1, 2012 – present|
|December 1, 2016|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$131/day during session|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Date of birth||October 17, 1959|
|Place of birth||Martinsburg, West Virginia|
|Profession||Certified Water Specialist|
Blair graduated from the Residential and Industrial Electricity Course, the Machine Trades Course, and the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Course at James Rumsey Technical Institute in 1976, 1984, and 1988, respectively. He then graduated from the Water Treatment Specialist Course, the Water Disinfection/Reverse Osmosis Technologies Course, and the Ozone Technologies/Water Filtration Course at the Water Quality Association, International in 1993, 1996, and 1999, respectively.
Blair was a cook for Kentucky Fried Chicken from 1976 to 1977. He then worked as a Salesperson for Montgomery Wards from 1977 to 1978. From 1978 to 1986, he was a farmer for Rosemary Orchard. He then worked as a plant engineer for Cassco Ice/Reddy Ice from 1986 to 2003. Blair has worked for Sunset Water Services as its President/Owner since 1989. He has also worked for the Water Quality Association as a Certified Water Specialist since 1993. He is a master electrician as well.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Blair served on the following committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Organization|
|• Interstate Cooperation|
|• Economic Development|
|• Joint Government Organization|
While a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, Blair served on the following committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Constitutional Revision|
|• Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business|
Blair's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Employment And Education
- "We will reduce bureaucratic waste and spend education dollars in the classrooms, not on state administrators."
- "We will allow local school boards more autonomy and grant greater flexibility."
tax And Legal Reforms
- "We will fully and immediately eliminate the tax on food which will save the average family of four $156 per year."
- "We will have non-partisan elections for judges."
- "We will offer tax incentives to employers who provide health care coverage to their employees, especially low wage earners."
- "We will promote health-care savings accounts, providing people a vested interest in their own well being."
- "We will constitutionally protect current West Virginia law by defining marriage as a “union of one man and one woman” and reject any other states’ attempt to redefine marriage otherwise."
- "We will require parental notification before a minor child can receive an abortion and continue to promote polices that value all human life."
Blair ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia State Senate, District 15. Blair ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and won in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|West Virginia State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012|
Blair did not run for re-election to District 52 of the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010.
|West Virginia State Senate, District 16 (2010) General Election|
|John Unger (D)||18,800||50.43%|
|Craig Blair (R)||18,482||49.57%|
|West Virginia State Senate, District 16 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Craig Philip Blair (R)||3,556||37.78%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Blair and his wife, Andrea, have two children.
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- Senate Office Website
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Craig Blair on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Blair
- 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
- West Virginia Red, "Exclusive: Delegate Craig Blair to Run for State Senate ," December 7, 2009
- Official Primary Results SOS
- Official Primary Results SOS
- 2010 General Election results
|West Virginia State Senate District 15
| Succeeded by|
|West Virginia House of Representatives District 52
| Succeeded by|
Larry D. Kump (R)