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===District 1===
 
===District 1===
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:*[[Charles Schlegel]]: 2,571 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Charles Schlegel]]: 2,571 {{approved}}
 
:*Patrick McGeehan: 2515
 
:*Patrick McGeehan: 2515
 
:*Larry Tighe: 698
 
:*Larry Tighe: 698
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:*[[Orphy Klempa]]: 6,838 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Orphy Klempa]]: 6,838 {{approved}}
 
:*Dan Greathouse: 5,960
 
:*Dan Greathouse: 5,960
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===District 2===
 
===District 2===
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:No Republican is running for election.
 
:No Republican is running for election.
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Larry Edgell]]: 9,486 {{approved}}Incumbent Edgell has represented the 2nd District since 1988.
 
:*[[Larry Edgell]]: 9,486 {{approved}}Incumbent Edgell has represented the 2nd District since 1988.
  
 
===District 3===
 
===District 3===
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:*[[David Nohe]]: 4,497{{approved}}
 
:*[[David Nohe]]: 4,497{{approved}}
 
:*[[Frank Deem]] 4,080 Incumbent Deem has represented the 3rd District since 1994.
 
:*[[Frank Deem]] 4,080 Incumbent Deem has represented the 3rd District since 1994.
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Tim Reed]]: 5,696 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Tim Reed]]: 5,696 {{approved}}
  
 
===District 4===
 
===District 4===
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:*[[Mike Hall]]: 5,874 {{approved}}  Incumbent Hall has represented the 4th District since 2006.
 
:*[[Mike Hall]]: 5,874 {{approved}}  Incumbent Hall has represented the 4th District since 2006.
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:No Democrat is running for election.
 
:No Democrat is running for election.
  
 
===District 5===
 
===District 5===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 11 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:No Republican is running for election.
 
:No Republican is running for election.
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Evan Jenkins]]: 5,490 {{approved}}  Incumbent Jenkins has represented the 5th District since 2002.
 
:*[[Evan Jenkins]]: 5,490 {{approved}}  Incumbent Jenkins has represented the 5th District since 2002.
 
:*John Cummings: 2,185
 
:*John Cummings: 2,185
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===District 6===
 
===District 6===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 11 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:No Republican is running for election.
 
:No Republican is running for election.
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:*[[H. Truman Chafin]]: 7,947 {{approved}}, incumbent, has served District 6 since 1982
 
:*[[H. Truman Chafin]]: 7,947 {{approved}}, incumbent, has served District 6 since 1982
  
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===District 7===
 
===District 7===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 11 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:No Republican is running for election.
 
:No Republican is running for election.
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Ron Stollings]]: 8,173 {{approved}}Incumbent Stollings has represented the 7th District since 2006.
 
:*[[Ron Stollings]]: 8,173 {{approved}}Incumbent Stollings has represented the 7th District since 2006.
 
:*Jeffrey Eldridge: 7,049
 
:*Jeffrey Eldridge: 7,049
  
 
===District 8===
 
===District 8===
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:*[[Bob Ore]]: 4,924 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Bob Ore]]: 4,924 {{approved}}
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Erik Wells]]: 8,343 {{approved}}Incumbent Wells has represented the 8th District since 2006.
 
:*[[Erik Wells]]: 8,343 {{approved}}Incumbent Wells has represented the 8th District since 2006.
 
:*Richard Robb: 6,866
 
:*Richard Robb: 6,866
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===District 9===
 
===District 9===
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:*[[Jim Mullins]]: 2,396{{approved}}
 
:*[[Jim Mullins]]: 2,396{{approved}}
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Mike Green]]: 5,774 {{approved}}Incumbent Green has represented the  9th District since 2006.
 
:*[[Mike Green]]: 5,774 {{approved}}Incumbent Green has represented the  9th District since 2006.
  
 
===District 10===
 
===District 10===
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:*[[John Barnes]],: 1,449 {{approved}}
 
:*[[John Barnes]],: 1,449 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Philip Stevens]]: 1,261 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Philip Stevens]]: 1,261 {{approved}}
 
:*Richard Romeo, Jr. 1,113
 
:*Richard Romeo, Jr. 1,113
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:*[[Ron Miller]]: 8,391 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Ron Miller]]: 8,391 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Mark Wills]]  {{approved}}
 
:*[[Mark Wills]]  {{approved}}
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===District 12===
 
===District 12===
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:*[[Russ Snyder]], Sr.: 4,547 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Russ Snyder]], Sr.: 4,547 {{approved}}
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Joseph Minard]]: 11,409 {{approved}}Incumbent Minard has represented the 12th District since 1998.
 
:*[[Joseph Minard]]: 11,409 {{approved}}Incumbent Minard has represented the 12th District since 1998.
  
 
===District 13===
 
===District 13===
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:*[[Cindy Frich]]: 3,921 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Cindy Frich]]: 3,921 {{approved}}
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:*[[Bob Beach]]: 5,443 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Bob Beach]]: 5,443 {{approved}}
 
:*Ron Justice: 2,140 (withdrawn)
 
:*Ron Justice: 2,140 (withdrawn)
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===District 14===
 
===District 14===
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:*[[David Sypolt]]: 7,735 {{approved}}Incumbent Sypolt has represented the  14thDistrict since 2006.
 
:*[[David Sypolt]]: 7,735 {{approved}}Incumbent Sypolt has represented the  14thDistrict since 2006.
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Steven Shaffer]]:5,321 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Steven Shaffer]]:5,321 {{approved}}
 
:*Adam Keplinger: 2,377
 
:*Adam Keplinger: 2,377
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===District 15===
 
===District 15===
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:*[[Greg Brown]]: 4,040  
 
:*[[Greg Brown]]: 4,040  
 
:*[[Jeremy Bauserman]]  {{approved}}
 
:*[[Jeremy Bauserman]]  {{approved}}
 
:*Walter Noe: 1,531
 
:*Walter Noe: 1,531
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Walt Helmick]]: 6,864  {{approved}} Incumbent Helmick has represented the 15th District since 1990.
 
:*[[Walt Helmick]]: 6,864  {{approved}} Incumbent Helmick has represented the 15th District since 1990.
 
:*Thomas Ditty: 3,310
 
:*Thomas Ditty: 3,310
  
 
===District 16===
 
===District 16===
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:*[[Craig Blair]]: 3,556 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Craig Blair]]: 3,556 {{approved}}
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 11 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:*[[John Unger]]:4,073 {{approved}} Incumbent Unger has represented the 16th District since 1998.
 
:*[[John Unger]]:4,073 {{approved}} Incumbent Unger has represented the 16th District since 1998.
 
:*Patrick Murphy: 1,784
 
:*Patrick Murphy: 1,784

Revision as of 13:45, 14 September 2010

Elections for the office of West Virginia's State Senate will be held in West Virginia on November 2, 2010. Out of 34 Senate seats, 17 will be 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

Campaign contributions

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
2008 41 $2,445,385
2006 45 $3,412,237
2004 44 $2,543,094
2002 49 $3,209,760

Current partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Party As of September 2014
     Democratic Party 24
     Republican Party 10
Total 34


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

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

  • 4 Democratic incumbents face no November challenger.
  • 1 GOP incumbent faces 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 are not running for re-election, while 12 incumbents (80%) are running for re-election. Of the 3 incumbents who are not running for re-election, 2 are Democrats and 1 is Republican.

Incumbents who are retiring are:

List of candidates

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District 1

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

Note: Incumbent Edwin Bowman (D) is not seeking re-election in 2010. He has served District 1 since 1994.

District 2

Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
No Republican is running for election.
Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Larry Edgell: 9,486 ApprovedaIncumbent Edgell has represented the 2nd District since 1988.

District 3

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

District 4

Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
  • Mike Hall: 5,874 Approveda Incumbent Hall has represented the 4th District since 2006.
Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
No Democrat is running for election.

District 5

Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
No Republican is running for election.
Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Evan Jenkins: 5,490 Approveda Incumbent Jenkins has represented the 5th District since 2002.
  • John Cummings: 2,185
  • Kevin Scott Regan: 609

District 6

Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
No Republican is running for election.
Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Greg Smith: 7,480

District 7

Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
No Republican is running for election.
Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Ron Stollings: 8,173 ApprovedaIncumbent Stollings has represented the 7th District since 2006.
  • Jeffrey Eldridge: 7,049

District 8

Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Erik Wells: 8,343 ApprovedaIncumbent Wells has represented the 8th District since 2006.
  • Richard Robb: 6,866
  • Richard Lindsay II: 1,352

District 9

Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Mike Green: 5,774 ApprovedaIncumbent Green has represented the 9th District since 2006.

District 10

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

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

District 11

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

District 12

Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Joseph Minard: 11,409 ApprovedaIncumbent Minard has represented the 12th District since 1998.

District 13

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

Note: Incumbent Michael Oliverio (D) has served District 13 since 1994. He is not seeking re-election to District 13 in 2010.

District 14

Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
  • David Sypolt: 7,735 ApprovedaIncumbent Sypolt has represented the 14thDistrict since 2006.
Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:

District 15

Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Walt Helmick: 6,864 Approveda Incumbent Helmick has represented the 15th District since 1990.
  • Thomas Ditty: 3,310

District 16

Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • John Unger:4,073 Approveda Incumbent Unger has represented the 16th District since 1998.
  • Patrick Murphy: 1,784

District 17

Republican Party May 11 GOP primary:
Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary:
  • Brooks McCabe: 11,027 Approveda Incumbent McCabe has represented the 17th District since 1998.
Green Party#Mountain Party May 11 Mountain Party primary:

See also

External links


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