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Gregory Tucker
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West Virginia State Senate District 11
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 4
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
Bachelor'sWest Virginia University, 1981
J.D.Capitol University, 1985
BirthdayAugust 3, 1957
Place of birthMontgomery, West Virginia
Office website
Gregory A. Tucker (b. August 3, 1957) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Tucker earned his bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in 1981 and his law degree from Capitol University in 1985. His professional experience includes working as a lawyer.

Committee assignments


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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Insurance, Chair
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Agriculture and Rural Development
Health and Human Resources
Children, Juveniles and Other Issues, Vice Chair
Interstate Cooperation, Vice Chair
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Agriculture and Agri-business
Joint Education
Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority


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


Pseudoephedrine prescription requirements

During September 2013, Tucker announced that he would introduce legislation that would require a doctor's prescription for any drugs that can be used to manufacture methamphetamines, including the common cold medicine pseudoephedrine. Pseudoephedrine purchases are currently tracked, but the drug is available over-the-counter and without a doctor's prescription. Tucker opposed a bill that would have required a prescription for pseudoephedrine in 2011, but has since changed his mind because of the rising number of meth-related incidents in West Virginia and the increasing availability of more substitute drugs that cannot be used to produce meth.[1]



See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Tucker defeated Adam Milligan (R) and Tom Thacker (L) in the November 2 general election.

Tucker defeated incumbent Randy White in the Democratic primary on May 11 by a margin of 6,147-4,911.[2]

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections are being 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. Tucker was one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated an incumbent Democratic state senator. [3]

West Virginia State Senate, District 11(2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gregory Tucker (D) 14,544 54.49%
Adam Milligan (R) 9,303 34.86%
Thomas Thacker (L) 2,843 10.65%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Tucker received $107,576 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

West Virginia State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gregory Tucker's campaign in 2010
Tucker, Gregory A$25,200
Craigo, Oshel B$2,000
West Virginia Chamber Of Commerce$2,000
West Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association$2,000
West Virginia Bankers Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $107,576

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Preceded by
Randy White
West Virginia State Senate District 11
Succeeded by