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David Nohe

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David Nohe
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West Virginia State Senate District 3
In office
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
David C. Nohe is a Republican member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the Senate in 2010.

Nohe was the Mayor of the City of Vienna from 1997 up until his election to the Senate. He is a former detective with the Wood County Sheriff's Department and Vienna City Recorder.

He attended West Virginia University and holds two training certificates from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nohe served on the following committees:

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy, Industry and Mining
Agriculture and Rural Development
Natural Resources
Interstate Cooperation
Banking and Insurance
Agriculture and Agri-business
Children, Juveniles and Other Issues
Employee Suggestion Award Board
Equal Pay Commission
Joint Interstate Cooperation
Joint Judiciary
Minority Issues
PEIA, Seniors and Long Term Care


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

2010 election

See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Nohe defeated his opponent Democrat Tim Reed in the November 2 general election.[1][2]

West Virginia State Senate, District 3 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Nohe (R) 21,295 67.67%
Timothy Reed (D) 10,172 32.33%

Campaign themes

Nohe's campaign stresses four topics:

  • Leadership and Family: "David has a long history of strong leadership as Mayor of Vienna, WV for the last 13 years. During his tenure as Vienna's Mayor, he has kept his commitment to the voters by his leadership of strict fiscally conservative discipline and adherence to core Christian values."
  • Experience: "As a former detective with the Wood County Sheriff's Department and the CEO of the Vienna Police Department for the last 13 years, David has vast experience in the field of public safety. He has dedicated his life to serving and protecting the citizens and making our communities a safer place to live.
  • Faith: "A strong pro-life candidate, he recently issued a statement, explaining, 'As a Christian father and grandfather, I believe that every child has the right to life, which is why, as your state senator, I will continue to fight for life and the protection of the defenseless.'"
  • Freedom: "A firm Constitutionalist, David believes in the freedoms promised to all United States citizens. As an unwaivering supporter of the Second Amendment, David is dedicated to protecting the people's right to keep and bear Arms."


Nohe defeated incumbent Frank Deem in the Republican primary on May 11 by a margin of 4,497-4,080. Defeated incumbent Deem had served in the West Virginia State Senate and the West Virginia House of Delegates for 56 years starting in 1954.[3]

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Nohe is one of the 7 Republican challengers who defeated an incumbent Republican state senator. [4]

West Virginia State Senate, District 1 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Clay Nohe (R) 4,497 31.51%
John Franklin Deem (R) 4,080 28.59%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Nohe received $27,431 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

West Virginia State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Nohe's campaign in 2010
Nohe, David C$16,331
Contractors Association Of West Virginia$1,000
West Virginia Chamber Of Commerce$1,000
Esbenshade Iii, Harry H$500
Total Raised in 2010 $27,431


Nohe and his wife, Pam, have three children and four grandchildren.

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