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|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 36|
|Associate's||University of Charleston, 1971|
|Master's||Marshall University, 1976|
Spencer earned her AB from Morris Harvey College/University of Charleston in 1971. She went on to receive her MA from Marshall University Graduate College in 1976. She then attended Doctoral Studies at West Virginia University. She is currently a Superintendent/Principal at Salem International University.
Spencer has worked as a Public Relations/Executive Director for Sharon Spencer and Associates and as Chief Executive Officer for a Peer Mentorship Academy. In 1971 she was a Media and Disability Specialist for Kanawha County Schools. She was an Executive Director for Learning Possibilities in 1985. Spencer also worked as Executive Director for Benedum Project for the Hearing Impaired from 1982 to 1986. She has been a teacher for Kanawha County Schools, Glenwood since 1971.
While a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, Spencer served on the following committees:
- Finance Committee, West Virginia House
- Health and Human Resources Committee, West Virginia House
- Pensions and Retirement Committee, West Virginia House
- Senior Citizen Issues Committee, West Virginia House
- Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee, West Virginia House
Spencer ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 36. Spencer, Bob Johns, Ronald A. Baskin, and Diana Lynne Wilson were defeated by Nancy Guthrie, Mark Hunt, and Danny Wells in the May 8 primary election.
Spencer was defeated in her bid for re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 30. She was one of fourteen candidates running for the seven District 30 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. She was opposed in the general election by Republican candidates Daniel "Rick" Barnett, Michael Scott Hall, Brian F. Hicks, Fred Joseph, Eric Nelson, Jim Strawn, and Steve Sweeney; Democratic incumbents Bonnie Brown, Nancy Guthrie, Barbara Hatfield, Mark Hunt, Douglas Skaff, Jr., and Danny Wells. The seven top vote-getters were elected.
In 2008 Spencer was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 30. Douglas Skaff (D) finished with 24,625 votes and was followed by Danny Wells (D) with 24,019 votes, Bonnie Brown (D) with 23,353 votes, Barbara Hatfield (D) with 22,709 votes, Mark Hunt (D) with 21,635 votes, Sharon Spencer (D) with 21,541 votes, Nancy Guthrie (D) with 20,285 votes, Fred Jospeh (R) with 18,653 votes, John Miller (R) with 17,992 votes, Bud Anderson (R) with 16,217 votes, Todd Carden (R) with 15,286 votes, Victoria Casey (R) with 14,250 votes, Edward Burgess (R) with 13,282 votes, Lance Vaughan (R) with 12,733 votes and John Welbourn (R) with 3,940 votes. Spencer raised $60,165 for her campaign fund.
Spencer and her husband, Gary, have seven children.
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- Sharon Spencer's personal website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Sharon Spencer on Facebook
- Sharon Spencer on LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Spencer
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - General Election - November 6, 2012," accessed February 12, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - Primary Election - May 8, 2012," accessed February 12, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - General Election - November 2, 2010," accessed February 11, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - Primary Election - May 11, 2010," accessed February 11, 2014
- Official Primary Results SOS
- Official General Election Results
- Campaign funds
|West Virginia House of Representatives District 30
| Succeeded by|
Eric Nelson (R)
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