Mel Kessler

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West Virginia House of Delegates, District 30
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia House of Delegates
2006 - 2008
High schoolNuttall High School
ProfessionBusiness owner
Melvin Ray 'Mel' Kessler (b. July 25, 1948) was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 30 of the West Virginia House of Delegates.

Kessler served in the House of Delegates from 2006 to 2008.


Kessler's professional experience includes working as the owner of Kessler Properties.[1]



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 13, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. Mick Bates defeated Gordie Roop and Mel Kessler in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Linda Sumner was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bates defeated Sumner in the general election.[2][3]

West Virginia House of Delegates District 30, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMick Bates 51% 2,662
     Republican Linda Sumner Incumbent 49% 2,561
Total Votes 5,223


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 Democratic 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.[4][5]

West Virginia House of Delegates, 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%


Kessler and his wife, Dolly, have a son.[6]

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