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West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Majority controlCampaign contributions

QualificationsCompetitiveness analysis

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West Virginia State Senate
Elections for the office of West Virginia's State Senate were held in West Virginia on November 2, 2010. Out of 34 Senate seats, 17 were on the ballot in 2010. Senators in West Virginia State Senate serve staggered four year terms, which means that each of the 17 state senate districts have one state senate election every even-numbered year.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was January 30, 2010. The primary election day was May 11, 2010.

See also: West Virginia State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:

  1. Brooks McCabe
  2. David Nohe
  3. David Sypolt
  4. Erik Wells
  5. Evan Jenkins
  6. John Unger
  7. Joseph Minard
  8. Larry Edgell
  9. Mark Wills
  10. Mike Green
  11. Mike Hall
  12. Orphy Klempa
  13. Robert Beach
  14. Ron Miller (West Virginia)
  15. Ron Stollings
  16. Walt Helmick

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 2 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the West Virginia State Senate:

West Virginia State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 26 27
     Republican Party 8 7
Total 34 34


Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for West Virginia State Senate in the past four elections and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 51 $2,663,291
2008 41 $2,445,385
2006 45 $3,412,237
2004 44 $2,543,094
2002 49 $3,209,760

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $2,663,291 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [2]

Donor Amount
Chafin, H Truman $303,000
Smith, Greg (Hootie) $227,570
Barnes, John $88,451
Greathouse, Dan $50,834
Contractors Association of West Virginia $26,300
Tucker, Gregory A $25,200
West Virginia Bankers Association $25,000
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce $21,500
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council $18,000
Frich, Cindy $17,854


Qualifications

Section 13 of Article 6 of the West Virginia Constitution states, "No person holding any other lucrative office or employment under this state, the United States, or any foreign government; no member of Congress; and no person who is sheriff, constable, or clerk of any court of record, shall be eligible to a seat in the Legislature."

Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

Five incumbents (33%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and were thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.

  • 4 Democratic incumbents face no November challenger.
  • 1 GOP incumbent faced no November challenger.

Primary challenges

Only 8 incumbents faced competition in the May 11 primary. Two incumbents -- Republican Frank Deem and Democrat Randy White lost to their challengers -- David Nohe and Gregory Tucker respectively. The following 6 incumbents (all Democrats) won their primaries:

Retiring incumbents

Three incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 14 incumbents (80%) ran for re-election. Of the 3 incumbents who did not run for re-election, 2 are Democrats and 1 is Republican.

Incumbents who retired are:

List of candidates

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District 1

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:

Note: Incumbent Edwin Bowman (D) did not seek re-election in 2010. He was first elected to District 1 since 1994.

Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Orphy Klempa 17,179 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Charles Schlegel 12,137

District 2

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Larry Edgell 9,486 Approveda Incumbent Edgell was first elected to the 2nd District in 1988.
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Larry Edgell 19,885 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Reed 10,172
Republican Party David Nohe 21,295 Green check mark transparent.png

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Nohe is one of the 7 Republican challengers who defeated an incumbent Republican state senator.

District 4

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
  • Mike Hall 5,874 Approveda Incumbent Hall was first elected to the 4th District in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Hall 27,072 Green check mark transparent.png


District 5

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Evan Jenkins 5,490 Approveda Incumbent Jenkins was first elected to the 5th District in 2002.
  • John Cummings 2,185
  • Kevin Scott Regan 609
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Evan Jenkins 19,813 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Truman Chafin 7,947 Approveda Incumbent was first elected to District 6 in 1982
  • Greg Smith 7,480
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Truman Chafin 15,200 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Ron Stollings 8,173 ApprovedaIncumbent Stollings was first elected to the 7th District in 2006.
  • Jeffrey Eldridge 7,049
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ron Stollings 18,188 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Erik Wells 8,343 ApprovedaIncumbent Wells was first elected to the 8th District in 2006.
  • Richard Robb: 6,866
  • Richard Lindsay II 1,352
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Erik Wells 36,280 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bob Ore 21,116

District 9

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Mike Green 5,774 ApprovedaIncumbent Green was first elected to the 9th District in 2006.
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Green 14,757 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim Mullins

District 10

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:

Note: Incumbent John Shott (R) did not run for re-election to District 10.

* These candidates ran for the open seat, unexpired term, vacated by Senator Caruth. District 10 will elect two senators on November 2, while all other West Virginia Senate districts will elect one senator.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ron Miller 14,093 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mark Wills 14,029 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Barnes 13,067
Republican Party Philip Stevens 12,900

District 11

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Tucker was one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated an incumbent Democratic state senator.

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gregory Tucker 14,544 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Adam Milligan 9,303
Libertarian Party Tom Thacker 2,843

District 12

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Joseph Minard: 11,409 ApprovedaIncumbent Minard was first elected to the 12th District in 1998.
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Minard 20,337 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Russ Snyder 12,506

District 13

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Bob Beach: 5,443 Approveda
  • Ron Justice: 2,140 (withdrawn)
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:

Note: Incumbent Michael Oliverio (D) was first elected to District 13 since 1994. He did not seek re-election to District 13 in 2010.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Beach 16,882 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cindy Frich 16,676

District 14

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
  • David Sypolt: 7,735 ApprovedaIncumbent Sypolt was first elected to the 14th District in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven Shaffer 14,423
Republican Party David Sypolt 20,334 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Walt Helmick: 6,864 Approveda Incumbent Helmick was first elected to the 15th District in 1990.
  • Thomas Ditty: 3,310
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Walt Helmick 19,192 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeremy Bauserman 14,470

District 16

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • John Unger:4,073 Approveda Incumbent Unger was first elected to the 16th District in 1998.
  • Patrick Murphy: 1,784
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Unger 18,800 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Craig Blair 18,482

District 17

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary:
  • Brooks McCabe: 11,027 Approveda Incumbent McCabe was first elected to the 17th District in 1998.
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary:
Green Party#Mountain Party May 11 Mountain Party primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brooks McCabe 32,085Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Charles Minimah 21,715
Green Party#Mountain Party David B. Hall 3,628

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