William Laird

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William Laird
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West Virginia State Senate District 10
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Whip, West Virginia State Senate
2013-present
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia House of Delegates
1997-1999
Education
Bachelor'sConcord College
Master'sMarshall University
Personal
Date of birthJune 3, 1952
Place of birthMontgomery, WV
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
William R. Laird IV (b. June 3, 1952) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate. He represented District 11 from 2008 to 2012 and has represented District 10 since 2012. Laird was named State Senate Majority Whip in January 2013.[1] He previously served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1996 to 1998.

Laird's political experience began with his work as Deputy Director/Assistant Commissioner in Budget and Administration for the West Virginia Department of Corrections. He has also worked as Director in Budget and Administration for the Office of Attorney General. Laird is a former president/CEO of Montgomery General Hospital. He also has experience as Magistrate for Fayette County.

Laird attended American University. He went on to earn his MA from Marshall University. He then received his BA from Concord College.

Laird worked as Sheriff of Fayette Count from 1989 to 1996 and again from 2001 to 2008. He has also worked as a hospital administrator.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Laird served on the following committees:

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources, Chair
Agriculture and Rural Development
Education
Military
Health and Human Resources
Finance
Children and Poverty
Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, Chair
Agriculture and Agri-business
Joint Education
Employee Suggestion Award Board
Joint Finance
Health
Health and Human Resources Accountability
Outcomes-Based Funding Models in Higher Education

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Laird served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Laird served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2012

Laird ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia State Senate, District 10. Laird ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

2008

On November 4, 2008, William Laird was elected to the West Virginia State Senate, District 11. [6]

Laird raised $59,461 for his campaign, while Aubry Wilson raised $5,344, and James Waddell raised $200.[7]

West Virginia State Senate, District 11 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William Laird (D) 21,619 59.58%
Aubry Wilson (R) 11,984 33.03%
James Waddell (Mountain) 2,682 7.39%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

Laird raised $59,461 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
West Virginia Laborers District Council $2,000
West Virginia AFL-CIO $2,000
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council $2,000
West Virginia Regional Council of Carpenters $1,750

Personal

Laird and his wife Michelle Ford have six children; William, Paul, Amanda, Kathryn, Kara, and Robert.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Willis (D)
West Virginia State Senate District 10
2012-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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West Virginia State Senate District 11
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Clark Barnes (R)