Jesse Johnson

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Jesse Johnson
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Candidate for
Governor of West Virginia
PartyMountain Party
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Jesse Johnson was a Mountain Party candidate for Governor of West Virginia in the 2012 elections.

Johnson was a Mountain Party candidate for the West Virginia gubernatorial election on October 4, 2011. At the Mountain Party's May 1, 2011 convention, he withdrew his name to allow Bob Henry Baber a unanimous nomination.

In 2010, Johnson was a Mountain Party candidate for District 32, West Virginia House of Delegates in the November 2, 2010 state legislative election.


  • a moratorium on drilling in the Marcellus shale until a health impact study was completed
  • a plan to cover the state's unfunded liabilities, though Johnson refused to discuss the plan until after he won the primary; " I have a plan that will cover that unfunded liabilities. I have a plan to cover all unfunded liabilities for the state. Unfortunately, right now, I can’t unveil that to you until after May 1 when I have won the nomination. Then, I intend to unleash those plans for the public."[1]
  • continued support for collective bargaining for teachers
  • legalizing marijuana as part of "revamping" drug policy
  • public financing of elections
  • restoration of the "Fairness Doctrine"



See also: West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2012

Johnson ran as a Mountain Party candidate in the 2012 race for governor in West Virginia. Johnson was defeated by incumbent Earl Ray Tomblin in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Governor of West Virginia General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Ray Tomblin Incumbent 50.4% 284,758
     Republican Bill Maloney 45.7% 258,376
     Mountain Jesse Johnson 2.6% 14,614
     Libertarian David Moran 1.4% 7,653
Total Votes 565,401
Election Results via West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.


See also: West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011

Johnson was unopposed for the May 14 primary election.


See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Johnson was defeated as one of seven candidates running for three positions in District 32 on the ballot in the November 2, 2010 general election. His opponents in the general election were Republican incumbents Tim Armstead, Patrick Lane, Ronald Walters; Democrats Charles Black, Clint Casto, and Scott Lavigne. The top three vote-getters were elected. [3]

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Johnson lost the election to the position of Governor of West Virginia in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $325.



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