The Green Papers: West Virginia 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 10 May 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 10 May 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 6:30a-7:30p EST (1130-0030 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,859,815 (0.60% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:5(0.93% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
Capital:Charleston
 

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West Virginia State and Local Government

West Virginia 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Source: 2016 General Election Candidate Listing from the West Virginia Secretary of State.


10 May 2016 Primary results from
Unoffical Primary Election Results from the West Virginia Secretary of State.
AP Statewide
Politico.

15 September 2016: The West Virginia Supreme Court issued a ruling in Wells v State 16-0779 requiring all petitioning candidates for the General Election to file a declaration of candidacy by the last Saturday in January.
22 September 2016: The U.S. District Court prohibited West Virginia from requiring that independents and nominees of unqualified parties file a declaration of candidacy in January. Daly v Tennant, s.d. 3:16cv-8981.


Write-In Candidate Listing from the West Virginia Secretary of State.


8 November 2016 returns from the West Virginia Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 5 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (5, 34 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 489,371 68.63% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(5 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 188,794 26.48% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Libertarian 23,004 3.23% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Mountain 8,075 1.13% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Constitution 3,807 0.53% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Andrew Daniel "Andy" Basiago
for Vice President: Karen Dell Kinnison
FEC P60015351; 28 Nov 16; Tot $17,034; Dsb $20,396
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Paij Jean "Page" Boring
FEC P60016888
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     William Ernest Bowhall, Jr.
FEC P60005899
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Kennedy King Brown
FEC P60015336
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Robert Lewis "Bob" Buchanan
for Vice President: Jason Alexander Washington
FEC P60020757
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Cynthia T. Cavazos
FEC P60017290
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Richard A. Duncan
for Vice President: Ricky Johnson
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Ameer Xenos Flippin
FEC P60021243; 31 Oct 16; Tot $84; Dsb $86
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Cherunda Lynn Fox
for Vice President: Roger Matthew Kushner
FEC P60005303; 28 Oct 16; Tot $36,288; Dsb $36,288
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Benjamin "Ben" Hartnell
for Vice President: Dave Marshall
  Candidate Write-in; (Prohibition Party)     former Fulton County Pennsylvania Tax Assessor James Arthur "Jim" Hedges
for Vice President: Bill V. Bayes
FEC P60017340
  Candidate Write-in; (America's Party)     Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Steven Bernard "Steve" Schulin
FEC P20005260
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Tara Indiana
FEC P60020641
  Candidate Write-in     Alan "Al-J" Jacquemotte
for Vice President: Ronalee Evelyn "Ronnie" Mueller
  Candidate Write-in     Gerald John "Jerry" Jennings, II
FEC P60008299
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Lynn Sandra Kahn
for Vice President: Kathleen Monahan
FEC P60005808
  Candidate Write-in; (Kotlikoff for President)     Laurence J. "Larry" Kotlikoff
for Vice President: Edward Emery "Ed" Leamer
FEC P20004511
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialism and Liberation)     Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Eugene Puryear
FEC P80005572; 28 Nov 16; Tot $30,851; Dsb $36,030
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     David Limbaugh
for Vice President: Bo Ginsrich
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Joseph Allen "Joe Exotic" Maldonado
for Vice President: Douglas K. Terranova
FEC P60018249; 30 Sep 16; Tot $12,032; Dsb $4,926
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Write-in; (Workers World)     Monica Gail Moorehead
for Vice President: Lamont G. Lilly
FEC P60004405; 28 Nov 16; Tot $13,278; Dsb $12,839
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Kevin Michael Moreau
FEC P60021185
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation)     Laio Chantelle Morris
for Vice President: Keisha L. Merchant
FEC P60019114
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Darryl W. Perry
for Vice President: Conan Salada
FEC P60004868
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Janet L. Reid
for Vice President: John E. Reid
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Marshall Roy Schoenke
for Vice President: James Creighton Mitchell, Jr
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Michael Lynn "Mike" Smith
for Vice President: Daniel Lee White
FEC P60020781
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     William Roger "Roger" Smith
FEC P60018769; 30 Sep 16; Tot $686; Dsb $3
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Kora Roberta Katz Vakil
FEC P60023611
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Equality)     Jerome S. "Jerry" White
for Vice President: Niles Niemuth
FEC P20004677; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,357; Dsb $11,356
  Candidate Write-in     Charles Mitchell "Mitchell" Williams
FEC P60009925
  Candidate Write-in     Demetra Jefferson Wysinger
for Vice President: Cedric D'Wayne Jefferson
FEC P60020484
Total 713,051 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Joe Manchin, III
First elected in a special election to a partial term to fill the vacancy caused by the 28 June 2010 death of Senator Robert C. Byrd (Democratic): 2 November 2010. He replaces Senator Carte P. Goodwin (Democrat) who had been appointed by Governor Joe Manchin (Democratic) to temporarily fill the vacancy. Won the special election for the term ending in Jaunary 2013 and the the concurrent regular election for the term ending January 2019: 6 November 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Joe Manchin, III
FEC S0WV00090

Class 2 Republican Senator  Shelley Moore Capito
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Shelley Moore Capito
FEC S4WV00159

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
Ascended to the Governor's chair as acting Governor when Governor Joe Manchin, III resigned to take office as a U.S. Senator: 15 November 2010. First elected in a Special Election: 4 October 2011. Re-elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (5, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 350,408 49.09% Jim Justice
  Candidate Republican 301,987 42.30% state Senator William P. "Bill" Cole, III
  Candidate Mountain 42,068 5.89% Charlotte Jean Pritt
  Candidate Libertarian 15,354 2.15% David Moran
  Candidate Constitution 4,041 0.57% Phil Hudok
  Candidate Write-in     Quintin Caldwell
  Candidate Write-in     Ras Ible
Total 713,858 100.00%  

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David Bennett McKinley
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 10 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 163,469 68.97% Congressman  David Bennett McKinley
FEC H0WV01072; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,142,049; Dsb $1,047,579
  Candidate Democratic 73,534 31.03% former state Delegate Michael Noe "Mike" Manypenny
FEC H6WV01087; 19 Oct 16; Tot $21,194; Dsb $27,876
Total 237,003 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 10 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 140,807 58.18% Congressman  Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney
FEC H4WV02080; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,322,683; Dsb $886,126
  Candidate Democratic 101,207 41.82% former state Delegate Mark Allen Hunt
FEC H0WV02104; 28 Nov 16; Tot $483,149; Dsb $432,189
Total 242,014 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Evan H. Jenkins
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014.
Previously served as a Democrat in the state Senate 2002-2010 and state House 1994-1998. Switched from Democratic to Republican: 30 July 2013.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 10 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 140,741 67.88% Congressman  Evan H. Jenkins
FEC H4WV03070; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,279,046; Dsb $563,832
  Candidate Democratic 49,708 23.98% Matthew Paul "Matt" Detch
FEC H6WV03091; 30 Sep 16; Tot $64,867; Dsb $45,137
  Candidate Libertarian 16,883 8.14% Zane Renee Lawhorn
FEC H6WV03117; 28 Nov 16; Tot $89,482; Dsb $89,481
Total 207,332 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Ethel Tennant
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 10 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 335,526 48.52% Mac Warner
  Candidate Democratic 323,750 46.82% Secretary of State Natalie Ethel Tennant
  Candidate Libertarian 32,179 4.65% former state legislator John S. Buckley
Total 691,455 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General Patrick James Morrisey
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 10 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4)
  Elected Republican 358,424 51.63% Attorney General Patrick James Morrisey
  Candidate Democratic 291,232 41.95% state Delegate Doug Reynolds
  Candidate Libertarian 24,023 3.46% Karl Kolenich
  Candidate Mountain 20,475 2.95% Michael Sharley
Total 694,154 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election Democratic Treasurer Johnny Duane "John" Perdue
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 10 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Democratic 338,018 50.33% Treasurer Johnny Duane "John" Perdue
  Candidate Republican 293,671 43.73% Ann Urling
  Candidate Libertarian 39,865 5.94% Michael Allen Young
Total 671,554 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Auditor Glen Bertrum Gainer, III
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 7 December 2015: Not running for re-election.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 385,831 58.48% state Delegate John B. "J.B." McCuskey
  Candidate Democratic 228,001 34.56% Mary Ann Claytor
  Candidate Libertarian 45,908 6.96% Brenton "Brent" Ricketts
Total 659,740 100.00%  

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Walter Dolph "Walt" Helmick
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 10 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 321,560 48.41% state Senator  Kent Leonhardt
  Candidate Democratic 274,191 41.28% Agriculture Commissioner Walter Dolph "Walt" Helmick
  Candidate Libertarian 68,502 10.31% Buddy A. Guthrie
Total 664,253 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 6 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 5 incumbents, 13 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 10 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America's Party: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Kotlikoff for President: 1 candidate
  Mountain (affiliate of Green): 3 candidates
  Socialism and Liberation: 1 candidate
  Prohibition Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Equality: 1 candidate
  Unity
  Workers World: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 12 candidates
  No Party Affiliation: 1 candidate
  Unaffiliated: 5 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 36 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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