William Wooton

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William Wooton
West Virginia House of Delegates District 27
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Website House website
William Wooton (b. September 20, 1944) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. He has represented District 27 since 2008. Previously, Woodton 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 JD 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

Election history


See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Wooton is running for re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 27. He is one of nine candidates running for the five District 27 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010 general election. The five top vote-getters are elected. [2]


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.[3] Wooton raised $41,088 for his campaign fund.[4]

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


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

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Political offices
Preceded by
West Virginia House of Representatives District 27
Succeeded by