Bill Cole (West Virginia politician)
|Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 6th district
January 12, 2013
Serving with H. Truman Chafin
|Preceded by||Mark Wills|
|Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 24th district
May 28, 2010 – November 2, 2010
|Preceded by||John Shott|
|Succeeded by||Marty Gearheart|
|Residence||Bluefield, West Virginia|
|Alma mater||Northwood University|
William 'Bill' Paul Cole III 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.
- 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, and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 18,598 votes (53.3%) against Senator Wills.
- "Bill Cole". Charleston, West Virginia: West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
- "William Cole III's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
- 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.
- "Statewide Results Primary Election May 8, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
- "Statewide Results General Election November 6, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
- Official page at the West Virginia Legislature
- Campaign site
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Bill Cole at Ballotpedia
- Bill Cole at the National Institute on Money in State Politics
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