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William Wooton

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William R. "Bill" Wooton
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Candidate for
West Virginia House of Delegates, District 30
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sMarshall University
J.D.Ohio University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
CandidateVerification
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William Wooton (b. September 20, 1944) was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 30 of the West Virginia House of Delegates.

Wooton was a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 27 from 2008-2010. Previously, Wooton served in the West Virginia State House of Delegates from 1976 to 1986 and again from 1988 to 1990. During this time he served as both Majority Whip and Majority Leader. From 1990 to 2000, he served in the West Virginia State Senate. Wooton had served as Assistant Attorney General for West Virginia from 1972 to 1974.

Wooton attended the West Virginia University College of Law. He went on to earn his BBA from Marshall University. He then received his J.D. from Ohio University.

Wooton has served in the West Virginia Army National Guard and in the United States Army Reserved as a Colonel. He has also worked as Assistant Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney from 1976 to 1977.[1]

Committee assignments

Wooton served on the following committees during the 2010 House of Delegates session:

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Wooton ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 30. Wooton ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and was defeated by incumbent Linda Sumner in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Sumner Incumbent 49.6% 3,615
     Democratic Bill Wooton 42.6% 3,103
     Independent Tony Martin 7.8% 571
Total Votes 7,289

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Wooton lost re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 27.

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 27 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Sumner (R) 13,784 14.27%
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Snuffer (R) 12,299 12.73%
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Moye (D) 11,644 12.05%
Green check mark transparent.png John David O'Neal (R) 11,591 12.00%
Green check mark transparent.png Sally Susman (D) 11,038 11.43%
William Wooton (D) 10,233 10.59
Melvin Kessler (D) 8,951 9.26
Virginia Mahan (D) 8,555 8.86
Richard Franklin (R) 8,516 8.81
West Virginia State Senate, District 27 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ricky Duane Moye (D) 4,346 14.89%
Green check mark transparent.png William Robert Wooton (D) 4,183 14.33%
Green check mark transparent.png Melvin Ray Kessler (D) 3,757 12.87%
Green check mark transparent.png Virginia Mahan (D) 3,670 12.58%
Green check mark transparent.png Sally Matz Susman (D) 3,338 11.44%
Burge Lee Speilman (D) 2,952 10.12%

2008

In 2008 Wooton was elected to the West Virginia House District 27. Wooton (D) finished with 14,962 vote. He was behind Linda Sumner (R) with 17,218 votes and Rick Moye (D) with 15,918 votes. Wooton finished ahead of Sally Matz Susman (D) with 14,894 votes, Virginia Mahan (D) with 12,877 votes, Louis Gall (D) with 12,415 votes, Jeffrey Peck (R) with 11,313 votes, Dereck Severt (R) with 10,348 votes, Philip Stevens (R) with 9,874 votes and Kevin Honaker (R) with 9,147 votes.[5] Wooton raised $41,088 for his campaign fund.[6]

West Virginia House District 27
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Sumner (R) 17,218
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Moye (D) 15,918
Green check mark transparent.png William Wooton (D) 14,962
Green check mark transparent.png Sally Matz Susman (D) 14,894
Green check mark transparent.png Virginia Mahan (D) 12,877
Louis Gall (D) 12,415
Jeffrey Pack (R) 11,313
Dereck Severt (R) 10,348
Philip Stevens (R) 9,874
Kevin Honaker (R) 9,147

Personal

Wooton and his wife, Shir Wenzel, have three children.

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Preceded by
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West Virginia House of Representatives District 27
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Rick Snuffer