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Mary Poling

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Mary Poling
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 47
Incumbent
In office
2000-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 14
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWest Virginia University, 1967
Master'sWest Virginia University, 1978
Personal
BirthdayNovember 23, 1946
Place of birthBarbour County, WV
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mary Poling (b. November 23, 1946) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 47. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Poling earned her BS and MS from West Virginia University in 1967 and 1978, respectively.

Poling was secretary for the United States Department of Housing and Development in 1966. She then worked as a Secondary Mathematics Teacher for the Barbour County Board of Education from 1968 to 2002. She has been co-owner of Poling Farm/Poling Rentals since 1970.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Agriculture
Rules
Joint Education, Chair
Education Accountability, Chair
Outcomes-Based Funding Models in Higher Education, Chair
Economic Development

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Poling ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 47. Poling ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and defeated John R. Rose, Sr. in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. However, Rose died on October 30, 2012. Due to a technicality, his name remained on the ballot. Had Rose won, the governor would have appointed someone to the seat.[2][3][4][5][6]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Poling Incumbent 54.7% 3,612
     Republican John Rose 45.3% 2,987
Total Votes 6,599

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Poling was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 40. She defeated Republican Lonnie L. Moore Sr.. She was one of two candidates running for the District 40 Delegate position on the ballot in the November 2, 2010 general election. [7][8][9]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 40 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Poling (D) 3,568 62.31%
Lonnie Moore, Sr. (R) 2,158 37.69
West Virginia State Senate, District 40 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mary M. Poling (D) 1,701 56.08%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Poling received $36,514 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

West Virginia House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mary Poling's campaign in 2010
West Virginia Appalachian Laborers District Council$3,000
West Virginia Federation Of Teachers$2,000
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council$2,000
West Virginia AFL-CIO$1,500
Segal, Scott S$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $36,514

2008

In 2008, when Poling won re-election to the House of Delegates, she collected $19,250 in donations.[11]

Her largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
West Virginia Federation of Teachers $2,000
West Virginia Regional Council of Carpenters $1,500
West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association $1,250
5 other contributors $1,000

Personal

Poling and her husband, William, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Harold Michael (D)
West Virginia House of Representatives District 47
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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West Virginia House of Representatives District 40
2000–2012
Succeeded by
Tim Armstead (R)