Mel Kessler

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Mel Kessler
Candidate for
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 27

Political party Democratic
Profession Business owner
Melvin Ray 'Mel' Kessler (b. July 25, 1948) was a Democratic candidate for District 27, West Virginia House of Delegates in the November 2, 2010 state legislative election.

Kessler was a member of the House of Delegates from 2006-2008.

Kessler has been owner of Kessler Properties since 1997.[1]



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Kessler was defeated in District 27 on the ballot in the November 2, 2010 general election. He was one of nine candidates running for the five positions in District 27. Kessler defeated Democrat Burge Speilman in the primary. He was opposed in the general election by Democrat incumbents Virginia Mahan, Rick Moye, Sally Matz Susman and William Wooton; Republican incumbent Linda Sumner, and Republicans Richard "Ben" Franklin, John David O'Neal,and Rick Snuffer. The top five vote-getters were elected. [2][3]

West Virginia State Senate, District 27 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ricky Duane Moye (D) 4,346 14.89%
Green check mark transparent.png William Robert Wooton (D) 4,183 14.33%
Green check mark transparent.png Melvin Ray Kessler (D) 3,757 12.87%
Green check mark transparent.png Virginia Mahan (D) 3,670 12.58%
Green check mark transparent.png Sally Matz Susman (D) 3,338 11.44%
Burge Lee Speilman (D) 2,952 10.12%

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