The Green Papers: West Virginia 2024 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 14 May 2024 (presumably)
General Election: Tuesday 5 November 2024 (presumably)
Monday 8 January - Saturday 27 January 2024 - Filing Deadline - Primary .
Tuesday 26 March 2024 - Filing Deadline - Primary Write-in .
Tuesday 14 May 2024 (presumably) - Primary . Polling hours reportedly 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC).
Thursday 1 August 2024 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor/President .
Tuesday 17 September 2024 - Filing Deadline - Write-in .
Tuesday 5 November 2024 (presumably) - General Election . Polling hours reportedly 6:30a-7:30p EST (1130-0030 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:1,795,045 (0.58% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:4(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Charleston
 

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West Virginia State and Local Government

West Virginia 2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


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.

The Democratic, Libertarian, Mountain, and Republican political parties are recognized in West Virginia. "No party" candidates include minor parties, unaffiliated or independent candidates.

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


2024 Running for Office Guide from the West Virginia Secretary of State.

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

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
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, re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 9 November 2023: "I have made one of the toughest decisions of my life and decided that I will not be running for re-election to the United States Senate...."
 Candidate list (10)
  Candidate Democratic     Don Blankenship
FEC S8WV00150
  Candidate Democratic     Wheeling Mayor  Glenn Frederick Elliott, Jr.
FEC S4WV00399
  Candidate Democratic     Zachary C. "Zach" Shrewsbury
FEC S4WV00357; 31 Dec 23; Tot $75,587; Dsb $52,450
  Candidate Republican     Brian Bird
  Candidate Republican     Governor  James Conley "Jim" Justice, II
27 April 2023: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 1 Seat in 2024.

FEC S4WV00332; 31 Dec 23; Tot $2,153,604; Dsb $923,876
  Candidate Republican     Zane Lawhorn
FEC S4WV00340
  Candidate Republican     Don Lindsay
  Candidate Republican     Bryan McKinney
FEC S4WV00365; 31 Dec 23; Tot $7,225; Dsb $6,781
  Candidate Republican     Janet McNulty
FEC S4WV00407
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney
Member of Congress CD 2

FEC S4WV00324; 31 Dec 23; Tot $1,712,210; Dsb $1,025,983

Class 2 Republican Senator  Shelley Moore Capito
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Shelley Moore Capito
FEC S4WV00159

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor  James Conley "Jim" Justice, II
First elected: 2016 (as a Democrat); changed party affiliation to Republican: 3 August 2017; re-elected: 2020 (as a Republican)
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - 27 April 2023: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 1 Seat in 2024.
 Candidate list (12)
  Candidate Democratic     Huntington Mayor  Stephen T. "Steve" Williams
  Candidate Republican     former state Delegate  Moore Capito
Son of Senator Shelley Moore Capito (Republican), grandson of the late Governor Arch Moore (Republican), cousin of state Treasurer Riley McGowan Moore (Republican).
  Candidate Republican     Kevin "KC" Christian
  Candidate Republican     Chris Miller
Son of Member of Congress Carol Devine Miller.
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Patrick James Morrisey
4 April 2023: Announced candidacy for Governor.
  Candidate Republican     Mitch Roberts
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Andrew "Mac" Warner
11 January 2023: Candidate for Governor in 2024.
  Candidate Constitution     former state Delegate S. Marshall Wilson
  Candidate Libertarian     Erika Kolenich
  Candidate Mountain     Chase Linko-Looper
  Candidate Independent     Quintin Gerard Caldwell
  Candidate Independent     Fred Vance

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Republican (1 Undetermined, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Carol Devine Miller
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (5) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Bob Reed
  Candidate Democratic     James Milton "Jim" Umberger
FEC H4WV01066; 31 Dec 23; Tot $50,425; Dsb $7,861
  Candidate Republican     former state Delegate Jonathan Derrick "Derrick" Evans
FEC H4WV01058; 31 Dec 23; Tot $291,507; Dsb $213,269
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Carol Devine Miller
FEC H8WV03097; 31 Dec 23; Tot $581,057; Dsb $518,031
  Candidate Independent     Wes Holden
FEC H4WV01074; 31 Dec 23; Tot $11,750; Dsb $5,442

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - Candidate for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2024.
 Candidate list (6) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Steven Wendelin
FEC H4WV02247; 31 Dec 23; Tot $7,680; Dsb $2,206
  Candidate Republican     Dennis Nathan "Nate" Cain
FEC H4WV02221; 31 Dec 23; Tot $81,729; Dsb $79,566
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Frederick "Joe" Earley
FEC H4WV02213; 31 Dec 23; Tot $150,971; Dsb $86,505
  Candidate Republican     Alexander "Alex" Gaaserud
FEC H4WV02197; 31 Dec 23; Tot $2,300; Dsb $3,008
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Riley McGowan Moore
FEC H4WV02205; 31 Dec 23; Tot $636,914; Dsb $263,895
  Candidate Republican     Christopher "Chris" "Mookie" Walker
FEC H4WV02254

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Secretary of State  Andrew "Mac" Warner
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 11 January 2023: Candidate for Governor in 2024.
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Thornton Cooper
  Candidate Republican     former state Delegate Ken Reed
  Candidate Republican     former state Delegate Doug Skaff, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Kris Warner
  Candidate Republican     Putnam County Clerk  Brian Wood

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Attorney General Patrick James Morrisey
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 4 April 2023: Announced candidacy for Governor.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     former South Charleston Mayor Richie Robb
  Candidate Democratic     Teresa Toriseva
  Candidate Republican     Auditor  John Bohen "J.B." McCuskey
24 July 2023: "My experience as the auditor and in the legal community makes a great fit for me to continue to serve in West Virginia as the attorney general..."
29 February 2023: "I am here today to announce my candidacy for governor of West Virginia."
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Mike Stuart

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Treasurer  Riley McGowan Moore
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 21 November 2022: Candidate for U.S. House CD 2 in 2024.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     former state Delegate Larry Pack

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Auditor  John Bohen "J.B." McCuskey
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 24 July 2023: "My experience as the auditor and in the legal community makes a great fit for me to continue to serve in West Virginia as the attorney general..."
29 February 2023: "I am here today to announce my candidacy for governor of West Virginia."
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Mary Ann Roebuck Claytor
  Candidate Republican     former state Delegate  Caleb L. Hanna
  Candidate Republican     state Delegate  Eric L. Householder
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Mark Hunt
  Candidate Republican     Jefferson County Commissioner  Tricia Jackson

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

Seat up for regular election Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Kent Leonhardt
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Deborah Stiles
  Candidate Republican     Joshua Kurt Higginbotham
  Candidate Republican     Agriculture Commissioner  Kent Leonhardt
  Candidate Republican     Roy Ramey
 

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): 1 incumbent, 12 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 35 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
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Americans Coming Together Party
  Justice Party
  Mountain (affiliate of Green): 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
  No Party Preference
 
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

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
  Americans Coming Together Party 2022-2023.
  Green Party of West Virginia
  Justice Party of West Virginia
  Libertarian Party of West Virginia
  The Unity Party of West Virginia
  West Virginians for Life
Media & others
  Bluefield Daily Telegraph
  Braxton Citizens' News - Sutton
  Charleston Gazette-Mail
  Charleston Newspapers
  Clarksburg Exponent Telegram
  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
  WDTV TV - CBS - Bridgeport
  West Virginia Metro News - Charleston
  WSAZ TV - NBC - Charleston, Huntington

 


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