Bill Cole (West Virginia politician)

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This article is about the West Virginia legislator. For the American jazz musician, see Bill Cole.
Bill Cole
Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 6th[1] district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 12, 2013
Serving with H. Truman Chafin
Preceded by Mark Wills
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 24th district
In office
May 28, 2010 – November 2, 2010
Preceded by John Shott
Succeeded by Marty Gearheart
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Bluefield, West Virginia
Alma mater Northwood University
Website billcoleforwv.com

William 'Bill' Paul Cole III[2] is an American politician and a Republican member of the West Virginia Senate representing District 6 since January 12, 2013. Cole also served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from May 28, 2010 until November 2, 2010 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Delegate John Shott.[3]

Education[edit]

Cole earned his BBA from Northwood University.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 To challenge appointed District 6 Democratic Senator and former state Delegate Mark Wills, Cole was unopposed for the May 8, 2012 Republican Primary, winning with 2,757 votes,[4] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 18,598 votes (53.3%) against Senator Wills.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill Cole". Charleston, West Virginia: West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "William Cole III's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ Manchin, Joe (May 28, 2010). "Governor Appoints Bill Cole to Fill the 24th District West Virginia House of Delegates Seat". Governor of West Virginia. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 8, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 6, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 

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