The Green Papers: Off Year Election 2001

Copyright West Virginia
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
2002 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
1990 Census: 1,793,477(0.72% of 248,765,170)
2000 Census: 1,813,077(0.64% of 281,998,273)
Registered Voters (Nov 98):951,581
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98): 1,406,000 
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 Polls Close: 7:30 PM EST (0030 UTC)
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Governor  Term limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, Current Governors  

 Democrat  Governor Robert E. Wise, Jr.
First elected: 2000
Chair up for election: Tuesday, November 2, 2004. (The current Governor is NOT affected by this state's term limit).

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1Democrat  Senator Robert C. Byrd
First elected: 1958; re-elected: 1964, 1970, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 7, 2006.

Class 2Democrat  Senator John D. Rockefeller, 4th
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
Partisan Composition: 2 Democrats, 1 Republican

CD 1Democrat  Congressman Alan B. Mollohan
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

CD 2Republican  Congressman Shelley Moore Capito
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

CD 3Democrat  Congressman Nick Joe Rahall, II
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

Congressional District

West Virginia has 55 counties and 3 congressional districts: all 55 counties are wholly within a given congressional district and no county is divided among more than one congressional district.

  • CD 1: Barbour, Brooke, Doddridge, Grant, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Wetzel and Wood.
  • CD 2: Berkeley, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Hampshire, Hardy, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Mason, Morgan, Nicholas, Pendleton, Putnam, Randolph, Roane, Upshur and Wirt.
  • CD 3: Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne, Webster and Wyoming.