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West Virginia down ballot state executive elections, 2012

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Three down ballot state executive positions were up for election in the state of West Virginia in 2012.

The primary was held on May 8, 2012 with the general election on November 6, 2012.

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The West Virginia Treasurer election was held on November 6, 2012. The primary took place on May 8, 2012. Incumbent John Perdue (D) won re-election.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Perdue Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Hall
West Virginia Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Perdue Incumbent 55.3% 295,996
     Republican Mike Hall 44.7% 238,850
Total Votes 534,846
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.

Primary

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John Perdue Approveda Incumbent Perdue was first elected in 1996.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary candidates:
Treasurer of West Virginia Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Hall 55.6% 49,433
Steve Connolly 44.4% 39,512
Total Votes 88,945
Election Results Via:The West Virginia Secretary of State.


The West Virginia State Auditor election was held on November 6, 2012. The primary took place on May 8, 2012. Incumbent Glen Gainer (D) won re-election.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Glen Gainer Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry V. Faircloth
Independent John Klayton Miller (Write-in)
West Virginia State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGlen Gainer Incumbent 57.5% 303,240
     Republican Larry Faircloth 42.5% 224,517
Total Votes 527,757
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.

Primary

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Glen Gainer Approveda Incumbent Gainer was first elected in 1992.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary candidates:

The West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture election was held on November 6, 2012. The primary took place on May 8, 2012. Incumbent Gus Douglass (D) did not seek re-election. He served in the position since 1992 and previously from 1964-1988.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Walt HelmickGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kent Leonhardt
Independent Betty Quintana (Write-in)
Independent Carl Waggoner (Write-in)
West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWalt Helmick 51.5% 268,879
     Republican Kent Leonhardt 48.5% 252,783
Total Votes 521,662
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.

Primary

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary candidates:
Agriculture Commissioner of West Virginia Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWalt Helmick 32.9% 59,376
Sally Shepherd 24.6% 44,454
Steve Miller 21.7% 39,130
Joe Messineo 13.6% 24,613
Bob Tabb 7.2% 12,976
Total Votes 180,549
Election Results Via:The West Virginia Secretary of State.


Republican Party May 8 GOP primary candidates:
Note: Mike Teets filed to run but withdrew from the race in early February, citing personal reasons.[1]

News articles

Endorsements

Walt Helmick

Helmick received endorsements from:[2]

  • Charleston Gazette
  • The Charleston Daily Mail - Primary Election
  • Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Friends of Coal
  • National Rifle Association
  • Times West Virginian - Primary Election
  • United Mine Workers of America COMPAC
  • West Virginia Business and Industry Council
  • West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • West Virginia Hospital Association - Primary Election
  • West Virginia Manufacturers Association
  • West Virginia Sheriffs' Association
  • West Virginians for Life

Kent Leonhardt

Leonhardt received endorsements from:[3]

  • Charleston Daily Mail
  • West Virginia Farm Bureau

Deadline Event
Jan 28 Candidate filing deadline
Feb 14 Candidate withdrawal deadline
Feb 14 First day to apply for absentee ballot
Feb 14 Official list of candidates certified and posted
April 17 Voter registration deadline for primary
April 25 Early voting in person begins
May 2 Last day to apply for absentee ballot
May 5 Early voting in person ends
May 8 Primary election
May 14 Canvass returns/recount (if necessary)
Aug 1 Deadline for minor party and independent candidates to file nominating petitions
Sept 25 Write-in candidate filing deadline
Oct 16 Voter registration deadline for general election
Nov 3 Deadline for early voting in person
Nov 6 General election
Nov 13 Canvass returns/recount (if necessary)

See also

West Virginia

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