West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

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West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

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West Virginia State Senate
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

November 2 General Election Results

West Virginia House of Delegates
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 71 65
     Republican Party 29 35
Total 100 100


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

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Party As of July 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

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

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 14 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

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.

Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Orphy Klempa
Republican Party Charles Schlegel

District 2

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Larry Edgell: 9,486 ApprovedaIncumbent Edgell has represented the 2nd District since 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 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
Republican Party David Nohe Green check mark transparent.png

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections are being held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats are 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 has represented the 4th District since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Hall

District 5

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
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:
No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Evan Jenkins

District 6

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • 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 H. Truman Chafin

District 7

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary result:
  • Ron Stollings: 8,173 ApprovedaIncumbent Stollings has represented the 7th District since 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

District 8

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
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Erik Wells
Republican Party Bob Ore

District 9

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Green
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) is not running for re-election to District 10.

* These candidates are running 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
Democratic Party Mark Wills
Republican Party John Barnes Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Philip Stevens

District 11

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

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections are being held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats are 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 is 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
Republican Party Adam Milligan
Libertarian Party Tom Thacker

District 12

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Minard
Republican Party Russ Snyder

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) has served District 13 since 1994. He is not seeking re-election to District 13 in 2010.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Beach
Republican Party Cindy Frich

District 14

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven Shaffer
Republican Party David Sypolt Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

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
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Walt Helmick
Republican Party Jeremy Bauserman

District 16

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
Republican Party May 11 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Unger
Republican Party Craig Blair

District 17

Democratic Party May 11 Democratic primary:
  • Brooks McCabe: 11,027 Approveda Incumbent McCabe has represented the 17th District since 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
Republican Party Charles Minimah
Green Party#Mountain Party David B. Hall

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