Robert Beach

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Robert Beach
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West Virginia State Senate District 13
Incumbent
In office
2010-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia State House of Delegates
1999-2011
Personal
BirthdayJuly 21, 1959
Place of birthMorgantown, WV
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert "Bob" D. Beach is a Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Beach served in the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 44 from 1998 to 2010.

Biography

Beach attended Spruce School of Real Estate and Fairmount State College.

Beach was a retail manager from 1980 to 2000. He is currently Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of Garrett College Foundation Incorporated.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation and Infrastructure, Chair
Judiciary
Agriculture and Rural Development
Economic Development
Education
Natural Resources
Energy, Industry and Mining
Infrastructure, Chair
Intern, Chair
Agriculture and Agri-business
Joint Education
Joint Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session while a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, Beach served on these committees:

Elections

2010

See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Beach defeated Republican Cindy Frich in the November 2 general election for West Virginia Senate, District 13. His primary elected opponent, Ron Justice, withdrew from the campaign because of medical issues.[2][3][4][5]

West Virginia State Senate, District 13 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Beach (D) 16,882 50.31%
Cynthia Frich (R) 16,676 49.69%
West Virginia State Senate, District 13 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert D. Beach (D) 5,443 36.26%
Ronald Paul Justice (D) 2,140 14.26%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, when Beach first won election to the Senate, he collected $48,284 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Contractors Association of West Virginia $2,300
Dominion $1,250
17 other contributors $1,000 each

Personal

Beach and his wife, Rahel Amanda, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Oliverio (D)
West Virginia State Senate District 13
2010-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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West Virginia House of Representatives District 44
1998–2010
Succeeded by
Amanda Pasdon (R)