Clendenin Leader 2018 Mid-Term Election Guide for Kanawha, Roane and Clay County

By: Mark Burdette | Posted Oct. 29, 2018

The 2018 mid-term election is just around the corner. Early voting has already begun and Tuesday, November 6th will be here before we know it. We have pulled together the most comprehensive election guide specifically focused on the Elk River area to help you, the voter, inform and educate yourself on the issues and candidates on the ballot.

To ensure we cover everyone in our service area we will be providing resources on all candidates running for public office in Kanawha, Roane, and Clay Counties in West Virginia. If you are a public official reviewing this article and we do not have any resources or links for you or any information posted is incorrect please submit changes and/or additions via email to clendeninleader@gmail.com and we will be sure to promptly update this article.

We want to make it clear that we do not endorse any political candidate. We are grateful that we live in a country where we have the right to vote and we believe every vote counts. We will include any and all candidates running including third-party candidates.

To find out if you are registered to vote click here.

To find your polling place click here.

To view your sample ballot click here, then choose your county from the list and then select your precinct number.

To view 2018 Early Voting Locations click here. Early voting will go through Saturday, November 3rd.

For the full list of public services regarding the 2018 election in the state of West Virginia please click here to go to WV Secretary of State’s website.

Please share this resource with your friends and family and encourage everyone to get out and vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

As of May 2018, West Virginia officially recognized four political parties in the Mountain State: the Democratic, Libertarian, Mountain, and Republican parties. For your convenience, we have listed the four parties below and included their website and social media links.

Please note that all red text throughout the article are hyperlinked and will take you away from The Clendenin Leader website.

Democratic Party

Libertarian Party

Mountain Party

Republican Party


U.S. Senate (Vote For ONE)

Check Live Election Results

Rusty Hollen (L)  – Challenger

Joe Manchin (D)  – Incumbent

Patrick Morrisey (R) – Challenger


West Virginia U.S. Congressional District 2 (Vote For ONE)
 

(All of Kanawha, Roane, and Clay counties are in the 2nd Congressional District)

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Daniel P. “Danny” Lutz Jr. (M) – Challenger

Alex. X. Mooney (R) – Incumbent

Talley Sergeant (D) – Challenger


West Virginia Supreme Court

Division 1 – Unexpired Term (Vote For ONE)

Tim Armstead

Harry C. “Bo” Bruner Jr.

Robert H. Carlton

Ronald H. Hatfield Jr.

Mark Hunt

Hiram “Buck” Lewis IV

D.C. Offutt Jr.

Joanna I. Tabit

Chris Wilkes

Jeff C. Woods

 

West Virginia Supreme Court
Division 2 – Unexpired Term (Vote For ONE)

Jim Douglas

Robert J. Frank

Evan Jenkins

Jeffrey Kessler

Brenden D. Long

Jim O’Brien

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William Schwartz

Marty “Redshoes” Sheehan

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Dennise Renee Smith

William Stewart Thompson

 

Kanawha County

State Senate – District 8 (Vote For ONE)

View Senate District 8 Map HERE

Ed Gaunch (R – Kanawha, 08)Incumbent

Richard Lindsay (D – Kanawha)Challenger

Glenn Jeffries (D – Putnam, 08)Incumbent
Not up for re-election in 2018 (Term ends 2020)


State Senate – District 17 (Vote For ONE)

View Senate District 17 Map HERE

Tom Takubo (R – Kanawha, 17) – Incumbent

Terrell Ellis (D – Kanawha, 17) – Challenger

Corey Palumbo (D – Kanawha, 17)Incumbent
Not up for re-election in 2018 (Term ends 2020)

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House of Delegates – District 39 (Vote For ONE)

View House District 39 Map HERE

Dana J. Ferrell (I – Kanawha, 39) – Challenger

David “Woody” Holmes (D – Kanawha, 39)Challenger

Jesse Johnson (M – Kanawha, 39)Challenger

Sharon Lewis Malcolm (R – Kanawha, 39)Incumbent

House of Delegates – District 40 (Vote For ONE)

View House District 40 Map HERE

Melissa Riggs Huffman (D – Kanawha, 40) – Challenger

Dean Jeffries (R – Kanawha, 40) – Incumbent


Kanawha Circuit Judge

Unexpired Term – 13th Judicial Circuit (Vote For ONE)

Gregory Elliott

Dan Greear

Tera Salango

 

Kanawha County Commissioner (Vote For ONE)

Kent Carper (D) – Incumbent

Bill Huddleston (R) – Challenger

Kanawha County Commissioner
Unexpired Term (Vote For ONE)

Ben Salango (D) – Incumbent
Running Unopposed

 

Roane County

State Senate – District 3 (Vote For ONE)

View Senate District 3 Map HERE

Mike Azinger (R – Wood, 03) Incumbent

Jim Leach (D – Wood, 03) – Challenger

Donna J. Boley (R – Pleasants, 03) Incumbent
Not up for re-election in 2018 (Term ends 2020)

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State Senate – District 4 (Vote For ONE)

View Senate District 4 Map HERE

Mitch Carmichael (R – Jackson, 04)
Senate President
Not up for re-election in 2018 (Term ends 2020)

Mark Drennan (R – Putnam, 04) Incumbent
Not on the ballot. Defeated in primary by Eric J. Tarr.

Eric J. Tarr (R – Putnam, 04) – Challenger

Brian Prim (D – Mason, 04) – Challenger

Amy Nichole Grady (I – Mason, 04) – Challenger

House of Delegates – District 11 (Vote For ONE)

View House District 11 Map HERE

Martin Atkinson III (R – Roane, 11) – Incumbent

Sarah Duncan (D – Roane, 11) – Challenger


Roane County Commissioner (Vote For ONE)

Andrew Corkrean (R)

David McCutcheon (D)


Roane County Sheriff

Unexpired Term (Vote For ONE)

L. Todd Cole (D) – Incumbent

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Clay County

State Senate – District 12 (Vote For ONE)

View Senate District 12 Map HERE

Douglas E. Facemire (D – Braxton, 12) Incumbent
Not up for re-election in 2018 (Term ends 2020)

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Mike Romano (D – Harrison, 12) – Incumbent

Waymond Cork II (R – Harrison, 12)Challenger

House of Delegates – District 32 (Vote For Not More Than THREE)

View House District 32 Map HERE

Tom Fast (R – Fayette, 32) Incumbent

Kayla Kessinger (R – Fayette, 32) Incumbent

Shirley Love (D – Fayette, 32) Incumbent
Assistant Minority Whip

Austin Haynes (R – Fayette, 32) – Challenger

Margaret Anne Staggers (D – Fayette, 32) – Challenger

Melvin “Mel” Kessler (D – Fayette, 32) – Challenger

Luke Lively (D – Fayette, 32) – Challenger

David “Elliott” Pritt (M – Fayette, 32) – Challenger

House of Delegates – District 33 (Vote For ONE)

View House District Map 33 HERE

Roger Hanshaw (R – Clay, 33)Incumbent
Speaker of the House

David Walker (D – Clay, 33)Challenger

Clay County Commissioner (Vote For ONE)

Connie Kinder (D)

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Billy R. Truman (I)

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Here is a list of issues that will be on each ballot by County.

Kanawha County

  • School Levy
  • Amendment No. 1: No Constitutional right to abortion Amendment (Source: Ballotpedia)
    • A “yes” vote supports this amendment to add language to the West Virginia Constitution stating that “nothing in the Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.”
    • A “no” vote opposes this amendment to add language to the West Virginia Constitution stating that “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.” 
    • VOTE Yes on 1 (Official Website)
    • VOTE No on 1 (Official Website)
  • Amendment No. 2: Judicial Budget Oversight Amendment (Source: Ballotpedia)
    • A “yes” vote supports amending the state constitution to authorize the legislature to reduce the budget of the state judiciary by up to 15 percent.
    • A “no” vote opposes amending the state constitution to authorize the legislature to reduce the budget of the state judiciary, thereby keeping the provisions preventing the legislature from altering the budget of the state judiciary.

Roane County

  • Amendment No. 2: Judicial Budget Oversight Amendment (Source: Ballotpedia)
    • A “yes” vote supports amending the state constitution to authorize the legislature to reduce the budget of the state judiciary by up to 15 percent.
    • A “no” vote opposes amending the state constitution to authorize the legislature to reduce the budget of the state judiciary, thereby keeping the provisions preventing the legislature from altering the budget of the state judiciary.

Clay County

  • Amendment No. 2: Judicial Budget Oversight Amendment (Source: Ballotpedia)
    • A “yes” vote supports amending the state constitution to authorize the legislature to reduce the budget of the state judiciary by up to 15 percent.
    • A “no” vote opposes amending the state constitution to authorize the legislature to reduce the budget of the state judiciary, thereby keeping the provisions preventing the legislature from altering the budget of the state judiciary.

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