Matthew James Woelfel

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Matthew James Woelfel
Candidate for
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 15

Political party Democratic
Website Campaign website
Matthew James Woelfel was a Democratic candidate for District 15, West Virginia House of Delegates in the November 2, 2010 state legislative election.

Woelfel has been Fiduciary Commissioner for Cabell County for the last four years.

Woelfel is an attorney. He earned his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law. He earned a Bachelors in History from Marshall University. Currently, he is a partner in his father's law firm.[1]



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Woelfel was defeated for one of the three positions in District 15 on the ballot in the November 2, 2010 general election. He defeated Democrats Carl L. Eastham and Wayne Worth in the May 11 primary election. He was opposed in the general election by incumbent Democrats Kevin Craig and James Morgan, Republican incumbent Carol Miller, and Republicans Douglas W. Franklin and Patrick Lucas. The top three vote-getters were elected. [2][3]

West Virginia State Senate, District 15 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin J. Craig (D) 2,800 21.85%
Green check mark transparent.png James Hanly Morgan (D) 2,461 19.20%
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew James Woelfel (D) 1,944 15.17%
Carl Leon Eastham (D) 1,546 12.06%
Wayne Bruce Alexander Worth (D) 673 5.25%

Campaign themes

Woelfel lists the following issues of concern on his campaign website:

  • Energy - "I believe that the utilization of wind, solar and nuclear energy are vital complements to our nonrenewable resources."
  • Education - "I believe that an emphasis should be placed on retaining our great teachers and ensuring that the student-to-teacher ratios are as low as possible so that our children are placed in the best position to learn."
  • Drugs - "I support additional funding for drug treatment."
  • Agriculture - "As the old saying goes, “No Farm, No Food.” The farming industry is critical in a rural and agriculturally rich state like West Virginia.
  • Life - "As a pro-life candidate I have been consistently endorsed by the West Virginians for Life. This endorsement acknowledges my position on the issue of abortion."
  • Workers Rights - "Workers rights are critical in the continued health and progress of West Virginia’s economy and future. The right to bargain collectively is essential to ensure stability, safe work environments and adequate benefits."
  • Health Care - "Our area possesses some of the best health care facilities and providers in the region. Unfortunately, many of our citizens don’t have access or have limited access to such resources when they need them the most."
  • Jobs - "Virginia is in a position to be a leader in the attraction and development of well paying jobs in various industries. "
  • Safety - "The 15th District has endured an unreasonable and unacceptable amount of crime and violence related to the trafficking and distribution of narcotics and a similar statute should be considered in Charleston." [4]

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