John H. Shott
|John H. Shott|
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 27|
|December 1, 2012 – present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$131/day during session|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|West Virginia State Senate District 10|
|Bachelor's||Davidson College (1970)|
|J.D.||University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill (1975)|
|Birthday||June 24, 1948|
|Place of birth||Bluefield, West Virginia|
Shott was a Republican member of the West Virginia State Senate. He represented District 10 in 2010 after being appointed following Don Caruth's death. Previously, Shott was in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 2008 to 2010. Shott has served as Commissioner of Mercer County Fiduciary. He also served as President/Member of the Mercer County Board of Education from 1986 to 2004.  Shott is an attorney. He earned his BA from Davidson College. He went on to receive his JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill.
Shott is an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Shott served on the following committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Natural Resources|
|• Roads and Transportation|
|• Banking and Insurance|
|• Joint Judiciary|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Shott served on the following committees:
|West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business|
|• Political Subdivisions|
|• Senior Citizen Issues|
Shott won election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 27. Shott advanced unopposed in the May 8 primary election and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Shott did not run for the West Virginia State Senate District 10 seat in the November 2, 2010 general election. The Republican party met on August 23, 2010 and instead nominated Philip Stevens as their candidate for the ballot at the general election. Shott had withdrawn his nomination to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 24, in anticipation of accepting the nomination for the West Virginia State Senate District 10 seat. As a result, Shott did not run for any seat in the House of Delegates or the Senate that year.
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Shott and his wife, Katherine, have four children.
- Delegate Office Website
- Official campaign website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Official press release announcing Shott's appointment, May 19, 2010
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Shott
- Project Vote Smart - Sen. Shott
- 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
- Bluefield Daily Telegraph, "Incoming 10th District senators may face tough redistricting battle," May 7, 2010
- Bluefield Daily Telegraph, "Sen. Caruth seat to be filled in November special election," May 11, 2010
- West Virginia official list of 2010 candidates
- WHSV.com, "Appointed WV Legislator Loses Seat Before Election," August 25, 2010
- Official WV primary election results
|West Virginia House of Delegates District 27
| Succeeded by|
|West Virginia State Senate District 10
| Succeeded by|
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