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Meshea Poore
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 37
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 6
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedDecember 18, 2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Meshea Poore is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 37. She was first appointed to the chamber in 2009. She was appointed on December 18, 2009 to the seat vacated by Carrie Webster, who was appointed to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit by Governor Manchin. She represented District 31 from 2009 to 2012.[1]

Committee assignments


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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business
Constitutional Revision
Health and Human Resources
Rule-Making Review, Chair
Joint Judiciary


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



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Poore won re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 37. Poore ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and defeated Derrick Westly Shaffer in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMeshea Poore Incumbent 87.6% 4,583
     Mountain Derrick Shaffer 12.4% 646
Total Votes 5,229


Poore was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 31. She defeated Republican Pamela Minimah and Independent Janet Thompson. She was one of three candidates running for one position in District 31 on the ballot in the November 2, 2010 general election. She defeated Democrat Archie Chestnut in the May 11 primary.[5][6][7]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 31 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Meshea Poore (D) 2,807 70.53%
Pamela Minimah (R) 935 23.49%
Janet Thompson (I) 238 5.98%
West Virginia State Senate, District 31 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Meshea La'Shawn Poore (D) 1,160 65.32%
Arthur James Chestnut (D) 336 18.92%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, when Poore won re-election to the House of Delegates, she collected $49,743 in donations.[8]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
West Virginia Appalachian Laborers District Council $2,000
West Virginia AFL-CIO $2,000
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council $2,000
Scott Segal $2,000
West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
West Virginia House of Representatives District 37
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Carrie Webster
West Virginia House of Delegates District 31
Succeeded by