The Green Papers: West Virginia 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 8 May 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Saturday 27 January 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 8 May 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC).
Wednesday 1 August 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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


16 February 2017: State Senator Jeff "Bubblegum" Mullins introduces SB 33 which moves all West Virginia primaries from May to the 2nd Friday in February.

The primary includes the Democratic and Republican parties. The Libertarian and Mountain parties nominate by convention.


2018 Elections from the West Virginia Secretary of State.

Candidate Listing By Office from the West Virginia Secretary of State.

8 May 2018 Primary: Returns from an official source.
Results from Politico.
Results from The New York Times.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Joseph "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
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Joseph "Joe" Manchin, III
FEC S0WV00090; 18 Apr 18; Tot $4,940,204; Dsb $1,268,398
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Patrick James Morrisey
10 July 2017: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 1 Seat in 2018.

FEC S8WV00143; 18 Apr 18; Tot $1,900,305; Dsb $1,065,045
  Candidate Constitution; (Republican)     Don Leon Blankenship
21 May 2018: Running under the banner of the Constitution Party after losing the 8 May Republican Primary. Note that "Candidates affiliated with a recognized political party who run for election in a primary election and who lose the nomination cannot change her or his voter registration to a minor party organization/unaffiliated candidate to take advantage of the later filing deadlines and have their name on the subsequent general election ballot." [Ref RUNNING FOR OFFICE IN WEST VIRGINIA Page 4, West Virginia Secretary of State]

FEC S8WV00150; 18 Apr 18; Tot $3,517,038; Dsb $2,848,459
  Candidate Libertarian     Rusty Hollen

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: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Jim Justice
First elected: 2016 (as a Democrat)
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
3 August 2017: Announced he was changing his affiliation from Democratic to Republican: "... tomorrow I will be changing my registration to Republican."

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (2 Renominated, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David Bennett McKinley
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kendra Jean Huard Fershee
FEC H8WV01075; 25 Apr 18; Tot $63,519; Dsb $55,568
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Bennett McKinley
FEC H0WV01072; 18 Apr 18; Tot $785,870; Dsb $365,685

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Rebekah Talbott "Talley" Sergent
FEC H8WV02115; 18 Apr 18; Tot $256,178; Dsb $138,700
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney
FEC H4WV02080; 18 Apr 18; Tot $1,198,152; Dsb $358,505

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Evan H. Jenkins
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 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 8 May 2017: Lost the primary for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2018.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Richard Neece Ojeda, II
FEC H8WV03048; 18 Apr 18; Tot $208,589; Dsb $130,411
  Candidate Republican     state Delegate  Carol Devine Miller
FEC H8WV03097; 18 Apr 18; Tot $538,818; Dsb $403,365

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Secretary of State Andrew "Mac" Warner
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Attorney General Patrick James Morrisey
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
10 July 2017: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 1 Seat in 2018.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Treasurer Johnny Duane "John" Perdue
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Auditor John B. "J.B." McCuskey
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Kent Leonhardt
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 4 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 6 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Mountain (affiliate of Green)
  Right to Life
  Unity
 
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.

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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of West Virginia
Election Authority
  West Virginia Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  West Virginia Legislature
Democratic
  West Virginia Democratic Party
Republican
  West Virginia Republican Party
Third Party
  Constitution Party of West Virginia
  Justice Party of West Virginia
  Libertarian Party of West Virginia
  The Unity Party of West Virginia
  West Virginia Mountain Party
  West Virginians for Life
Media & others
  Bluefield Daily Telegraph
  Braxton Citizens' News - Sutton
  Charleston Daily Mail
  Charleston Gazette-Mail
  Charleston Newspapers
  Hampshire Review - Romney
  Keyser Mineral Daily News-Tribune
  Mountain Messenger - Lewisburg
  Politics1.com - West Virginia
  The Dominion Post - Morgantown
  The Herald-Dispatch - Huntington
  The Inter-Mountain - Elkins
  The Lincoln Journal - Hamlin
  The Morgan Messenger - Berkeley Springs
  The Parkersburg News & Sentinel
  The Register Herald - Beckley
  The State Journal - Charleston
  The Times - Fairmont
  The Wayne County News
  The Weston Democrat
  WBOY TV - NBC - Clarksburg, Fairmont, Morgantown
  WDTV TV - CBS - Bridgeport
  West Virginia Blue
  West Virginia Metro News - Charleston
  Wheeling News-Register & Intelligencer
  WSAZ TV - NBC - Charleston, Huntington

 


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