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Michael Caputo
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 50
Incumbent
In office
1996-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 18
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Whip, West Virginia State House of Delegates
2007-present
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolRivesville High School, 1975
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 18, 1957
Place of birthFairmont, WV
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael Caputo (b. September 18, 1957) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996. He has served as House Majority Whip since 2007.

Biography

Caputo received his diploma from Rivesville High School in 1975.

Caputo is an international representative for United Mine Workers of America. He is also a member of the Rivesville Town Council.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Constitutional Revision
Government Organization
Rules
Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business
Children, Juveniles and Other Issues
Forest Management Review Commission
Government and Finance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Caputo won re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 50. Caputo advanced past the May 8 primary election and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]


West Virginia House of Delegates, District 50 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Caputo Incumbent 29.9% 6,775
Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Longstreth Incumbent 27.2% 6,171
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Manchin Incumbent 26% 5,895
Richard Garcia 16.8% 3,814
Total Votes 22,655

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Caputo was re-elected to District 43. He defeated Republicans Travis L. Blosser, Lynette Kennedy McQuain,and Rick Starn. He was one of six candidates running for three positions in District 43 on the ballot in the November 2, 2010 general election. The top three vote-getters were elected.[5][6][7]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 43 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Caputo (D) 11,409 22.73%
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Longstreth (D) 10,597 21.11%
Green check mark transparent.png Timothy Manchin (D) 10,474 20.86%
Rickie Starn (R) 7,448 14.84%
Travis Blosser (R) 5,276 10.51%
Lynette McQuain (R) 4,998 9.96%
West Virginia State Senate, District 43 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Lynn Caputo (D) 5,920 27.60%
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Longstreth (D) 5,670 26.43%
Green check mark transparent.png Timothy J. Manchin (D) 5,512 25.70%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Caputo is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Caputo raised a total of $433,187 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 31, 2013.[8]

Michael Caputo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 50 Won $94,627
2010 West Virginia State House, District 43 Won $64,958
2008 West Virginia State House, District 43 Won $82,489
2006 West Virginia State House, District 43 Won $58,225
2004 West Virginia State House, District 43 Won $50,551
2002 West Virginia State House, District 43 Won $33,550
2000 West Virginia State House, District 43 Won $30,428
1998 West Virginia State House, District 43 Won $18,359
Grand Total Raised $433,187

2012

Caputo won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Caputo raised a total of $94,627.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Caputo's campaign in 2012
Friends to Re-Elect Mike Caputo to House of Delegates 2010$24,586
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council$2,000
Hostler, Carl E$2,000
West Virginia AFL-CIO$2,000
Masters, Marvin W$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$94,627
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Caputo won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Caputo raised a total of $64,958.

2008

Caputo won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Caputo raised a total of $82,489.

2006

Caputo won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, Caputo raised a total of $58,225.

2004

Caputo won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, Caputo raised a total of $50,551.

2002

Caputo won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2002. During that election cycle, Caputo raised a total of $33,550.

2000

Caputo won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2000. During that election cycle, Caputo raised a total of $30,428.

1998

Caputo won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1998. During that election cycle, Caputo raised a total of $18,359.

Personal

Caputo and his wife, Christina Thorne, have two children.

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