The Green Papers: West Virginia 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 9 June 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Saturday 25 January 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 9 June 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC).
Friday 31 July 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor/President.
Tuesday 15 September 2020 - Filing Deadline - Write-in.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


1 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Jim Justice has moved the primaries from 12 May to 9 June.

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 (4 April) and Mountain (6 June) parties nominate by convention.


Elections Frequently Asked Questions (under "Voting FAQs" => "When is the next election?) and (under "Voting FAQs" => "Who is running for office?") from the Secretary of State.

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

Polling Hours from the Secretary of State.

2020 Elections Calendar from the Secretary of State.

Candidate Listing By Office from the Secretary of State.

9 June Primary returns a from a media source.

9 June 2020 Primary returns from the Secretary of State.


3 November 2020: General Election from the 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 2020
 Candidate list (4, 26 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 14 Oct 20; Tot $952,239,370; Dsb $790,193,383
  Candidate Republican     President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 14 Oct 20; Tot $533,843,893; Dsb $509,522,430
  Candidate Libertarian     Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,944,057; Dsb $2,771,493
  Candidate Mountain     Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 14 Oct 20; Tot $463,084; Dsb $441,537
  Candidate Write-in     Dennis Andrew Ball
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Barbara Ruth Bellar
FEC P00012799; 30 Sep 20; Tot $5,051; Dsb $729
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution)     Don Blankenship
FEC P00014209; 14 Oct 20; Tot $78,705; Dsb $74,505
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Eric C. "R19" Boddie
Filed as President R. Boddie

FEC P00017202
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Susan Buchser-Lochocki
Listed as Susan B. Lochocki

FEC P00014357; 30 Sep 20; Tot $12,784; Dsb $12,574
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Mark Robert Charles
FEC P00012039; 14 Oct 20; Tot $149,521; Dsb $143,712
  Candidate Write-in     Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Jr.
FEC P60016342; 30 Sep 20; Tot $14,220,080; Dsb $14,181,205
  Candidate Write-in     Randall Patrick Foltyniewicz
Filed as Randell F.
  Candidate Write-in     Kathryn Gibson
  Candidate Write-in     Louis Marie Gillaspie-Greenwood
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Thomas "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Andy Prior
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Shawn W. Howard
for Vice President: Alyssa C. Howard
FEC P00011189; 30 Sep 20; Tot $3,135; Dsb $1,511
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Princess Khadijah Maryam Jacob-Fambro
for Vice President: Khadijah Maryam Jacob, Sr.
FEC P20004768
  Candidate Write-in     Michael Arthur "Mike" Laboch
FEC P00017293
  Candidate Write-in; (Peace And Freedom)     Gloria Estela La Riva
FEC P80005572; 14 Oct 20; Tot $40,662; Dsb $32,291
  Candidate Write-in     Abram Loeb
FEC P00016329
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Brock Jeffrey Pierce
for Vice President: Karla M. Ballard
FEC P00016550; 14 Oct 20; Tot $5,541,473; Dsb $5,021,727
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Albert L. Raley
  Candidate Write-in; (No Affiliation)     Deborah Ann "Debbie" Rouse
FEC P00005207
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Jade Simmons
for Vice President: Caudeliah J. Rose
FEC P00015537; 14 Oct 20; Tot $122,676; Dsb $70,278
  Candidate Write-in     Silvia Stagg
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Christopher Stried
FEC P00009084
  Candidate Write-in     Marcus Errellius Sykes
FEC P00013417
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Equality)     Joseph Kishore Tanniru
Filed as Joseph Kishore

FEC P00015230; 14 Oct 20; Tot $24,994; Dsb $15,692
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Kasey J. Wells
FEC P00007864; 06 Oct 20; Tot $10,525; Dsb $10,525
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Andy Hope Williams, Jr.
FEC P00015271

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Joseph "Joe" Manchin, III
FEC S0WV00090

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Shelley Moore Capito
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Paula Jean Swearengin
FEC S0WV00215; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,616,805; Dsb $1,159,027
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Shelley Moore Capito
FEC S4WV00159; 14 Oct 20; Tot $4,564,046; Dsb $2,276,068
  Candidate Libertarian     David Durstan Moran

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  James C. "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.
Renominated - 3 August 2017: Announced he was changing his affiliation from Democratic to Republican: "... tomorrow I will be changing my registration to Republican."
 Candidate list (4, 5 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     Kanawha County Commissioner  Carlos Benjamin "Ben" Salango
  Candidate Republican     Governor  James C. "Jim" Justice
7 January 2019: Announced that he would run for re-election.
  Candidate Libertarian     Erika Klie Kolenich
  Candidate Mountain     Daniel Perettie "Danny" Lutz, Jr.
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Quintin Gerard Caldwell
  Candidate Write-in     former state Delegate Michael "Mike" Folk
  Candidate Write-in     Kimberly Gross
  Candidate Write-in     Mitch Roberts
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     state Delegate  S. Marshall Wilson
Elected as state Delegate as a Republican but switched Independent in 2019.

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  David Bennett McKinley
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Natalie Ann Cline
FEC H0WV01114; 14 Oct 20; Tot $76,728; Dsb $71,478
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  David Bennett McKinley
FEC H0WV01072; 14 Oct 20; Tot $998,459; Dsb $894,770
  Candidate Write-in     Shawn Paul Cosner
FEC H0WV01130

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Catherine Marie "Cathy" Kunkel
FEC H0WV02179; 14 Oct 20; Tot $579,543; Dsb $544,570
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney
FEC H4WV02080; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,952,639; Dsb $603,732

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Carol Devine Miller
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Hilary Anne Turner
FEC H0WV03151; 14 Oct 20; Tot $84,969; Dsb $58,631
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Carol Devine Miller
FEC H8WV03097; 14 Oct 20; Tot $839,637; Dsb $562,784
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Belinda Fox-Spencer
FEC H0WV03193; 14 Oct 20; Tot $5,119; Dsb $4,707

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State Andrew McCoy "Mac" Warner
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     former Secretary of State Natalie Ethel Tennant
First elected as Secretary of State: 2008; re-elected: 2012. Lost re-election in 2016.
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State Andrew "Mac" Warner

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Patrick James Morrisey
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Samuel Brown "Sam" Petsonk
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Patrick James Morrisey

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election 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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer Johnny Duane "John" Perdue
  Candidate Republican     former state Delegate Riley McGowan "Riley" Moore

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election Republican Auditor  John Bohen "J.B." McCuskey
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Mary Ann Roebuck "MAC" Claytor
  Candidate Republican     Auditor  John Bohen "J.B." McCuskey

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Kent Leonhardt
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Robert Del "Bob" Beach
  Candidate Republican     Agriculture Commissioner  Kent Leonhardt
 

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, 12 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 12 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): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Mountain (affiliate of Green): 2 candidates
  Peace And Freedom: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Equality: 1 candidate
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 7 candidates
  No Affiliation: 1 candidate
  Non Affiliated: 3 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 33 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.

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
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Democratic
  West Virginia Democratic Party
  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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