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Dan Foster

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Dan Foster
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West Virginia State Senate District 17
Former officeholder
In office
2005-December 1, 2012
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia State House of Delegates
Bachelor'sHarvard College, 1970
M.D.Stanford University School of Medicine, 1974
Date of birthJanuary 31, 1948
Place of birthOak Ridge, TN
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Dan Foster (b. January 31, 1948) is a former Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 17 from 2004 to 2012. Foster served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 2002 to 2004.

Foster earned his BA in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College in 1970. He went on to receive his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1974. He then received his Surgical Residency from Tulane University Associated Hospitals in 1979.

Foster worked as a surgeon for Charleston Surgical Group, Incorporated from 1979 to 2001. He has worked as a physician/physician administrator for the Charleston Area Medical Center since 2001.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Foster served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Foster served on these committees:



On November 4, 2008, Dan Foster won re-election to the West Virginia State Senate, District 17. [2] Foster raised $67,595 for his campaign, while Alan Eugene Long raised $500.[3]

West Virginia State Senate, District 17 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Foster (D) 50,081 66.45%
Alan Long (R) 25,290 33.55%

Campaign donors


Foster raised $67,595 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council $2,000
West Virginia Federation of Teacher $2,000
West Virginia AFL-CIO $2,000
West Virginia Bankers Association $2,000


Dan and his wife Kathy have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
West Virginia State Senate District 17
Succeeded by
Corey Palumbo (D)