West Virginia State Senate Elections 2012

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections

West Virginia State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

West Virginia State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 28 Pending
Republican Party 6 Pending
Total 34 34

West Virginia State Senate Elections 2012 Incumbents Retiring

Name Party Current Office
Dan Foster Democratic Senate District 17
John Fanning Democratic Senate District 6
Karen Facemyer Republican Senate District 4

West Virginia State Senate Elections Campaign Contributions

Year Number of Candidates Total Contributions
2010 51 $2,663,291
2008 41 $2,445,385
2006 45 $3,412,237
2004 44 $2,543,094
2002 49 $3,209,760

West Virginia State Senate Elections In 2010

Donor Amount
Chafin, H Truman $303,000
Smith, Greg (Hootie) $227,570
Barnes, John $88,451
Greathouse, Dan $50,834
Contractors Association of West Virginia $26,300
Tucker, Gregory A $25,200
West Virginia Bankers Association $25,000
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce $21,500
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council $18,000
Frich, Cindy $17,854

List of West Virginia State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 1

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Jack Yost: 12,261 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Pat McGeehan: 5,487 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jack Yost (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Pat McGeehan

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 2

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Jeffrey V. Kessler: 11,357 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jeffrey V. Kessler (Winner)

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 3

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Donna J. Boley: 8,113 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Donna J. Boley (Winner)

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 4

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Michael "Mike" Bright: 6,085 (Winner)
  • Marla Dee Ingels: 2,936

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Mitch B. Carmichael: 8,432 (Winner) - 2000.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Michael "Mike" Bright
  • (Republican Party) Mitch B. Carmichael (Winner)

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 5

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Robert H. "Bob" Plymale: 8,263 (Winner) - 1992.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Robert H. "Bob" Plymale (Winner)

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 6

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Michael "Mike" Mitchem: 6,216
  • Mark Wills: 6,768 (Winner) - 2010.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Bill Cole: 2,757 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mark Wills
  • (Republican Party) Bill Cole (Winner)

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 7

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Sammy D. Dalton: 6,428
  • Art Kirkendoll: 11,529 (Winner) - 2011.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Art Kirkendoll (Winner)

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 8

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Jennifer Scragg Karr: 3,307
  • Joshua R. Martin: 3,928 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Chris Walters: 4,261 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Joshua R. Martin
  • (Republican Party) Chris Walters (Winner)

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 9

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Richard Browning: 5,086 - 2008.
  • Daniel Hall: 5,303 (Winner) - 2008.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Epp E. Cline: 3,545 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Daniel Hall
  • (Republican Party) Epp E. Cline (Winner)

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 10

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • William R. Laird, IV: 11,264 (Winner) - 2008.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) William R. Laird, IV (Winner)

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 11

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Margaret Kerr Beckwith: 7,622 (Winner)
  • Paul "P.J." Louk: 5,347

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Clark Barnes: 7,486 (Winner) - 2004.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Margaret Kerr Beckwith
  • (Republican Party) Clark Barnes (Winner)

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 12

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Doug Facemire: 12,770 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Doug Facemire (Winner)

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 13

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Roman W. Prezioso, Jr.: 10,559 (Winner) - 1996.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Casey Mayer: 3,480 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Roman W. Prezioso, Jr. (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Casey Mayer

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 14

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Bob Williams: 9,508 (Winner) - 2008.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Bob Williams (Winner)

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 15

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Craig P. Blair: 7,046 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Craig P. Blair (Winner)
  • Daniel Litten

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 16

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Herb Snyder: 5,051 (Winner) - 2008.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • James Kenneth Ruland: 4,163 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Herb Snyder (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) James Kenneth Ruland

2012 West Virginia State Senate Elections - District 17

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Corey Palumbo: 8,581 (Winner) - 2008.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Corey Palumbo (Winner)

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