Jim Morgan (politician)

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This article is about the West Virginia state legislator. For the Australian rugby player, see Jim Morgan.
Jim Morgan
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 16th[1] district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 12, 2013
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 15th district
In office
February 2001 – January 2013
Preceded by Arley Johnson
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 15th district
In office
January 1989 – January 1991
Personal details
Born (1937-12-05) December 5, 1937 (age 76)
Huntington, West Virginia
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Huntington, West Virginia
Alma mater West Virginia University
Website delegatejim.com

James 'Jim' Hanly Morgan (born December 5, 1937 in Huntington, West Virginia) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 16[2] since January 12, 2013. Morgan served consecutively from his February 2001 appointment to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Representative Arley Johnson[3] until January 2013 and non-consecutively from January 1989 until January 1991 in a District 15 seat.

Education[edit]

Morgan earned his BS degree from West Virginia University.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 With all three incumbent District 15 representatives redistricted to District 16, Morgan placed second in the May 8, 2012 Democratic Primary with 2,850 votes (35.6%),[4] and placed third in the five-way three-position November 6, 2012 General election with 8,050 votes (20.8%) behind Democratic Representative Kevin Craig and Republican Carol Miller and ahead of non-selectees Sean Hornbuckle (D) and Mike Davis (R).[5]
  • 1988 Morgan was initially elected to District 15 in the 1988 Democratic Primary and the November 3, 1988 General election.
  • 2002 Morgan and incumbent Representatives Craig and Margaret Leach were unopposed for the 2002 Democratic Primary and were re-elected in the five-way three-position November 5, 2002 General election.
  • 2004 Morgan and incumbent Representatives Craig and Leach were unopposed for the 2004 Democratic Primary, and were re-elected in the six-way three-position November 2, 2004 General election.
  • 2006 Morgan and incumbent Representatives Craig and Leach were challenged in the five-way 2006 Democratic Primary but all placed; Morgan and Craig were re-elected in the six-way three-position November 7, 2006 General election alongside Republican nominee Carol Miller, unseating Representative Leach.
  • 2008 Morgan placed first in the three-way May 13, 2008 Democratic Primary with 5,321 votes (37.9%),[6] and placed second in the six-way three-position November 4, 2008 General election with 9,397 votes (20.9%) behind incumbent Craig (D) and ahead of incumbent Miller (R), and non-selectees Carl Eastham (D), James Carden (R), and Paula Stewart (R).[7]
  • 2010 Morgan and Representative Craig were challenged in the five-way May 11, 2010 Democratic Primary where Morgan placed second with 2,461 votes (26.1%),[8] and placed third in the six-way three-position November 2, 2010 General election with 6,188 votes (18.5%) behind Representatives Craig (D) and Miller (R) and ahead of non-selectees Matthew Woelfel (D), Patrick Lucas (R), and Douglas Franklin (R).[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jim Morgan". Charleston, West Virginia: West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jim Morgan's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ Alexandersen, Christian (May 12, 2010). "Morgan, Craig, Woelfel for District 15". The Herald-Dispatch. Huntington, West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 8, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 6, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 13, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 4, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 11, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 2, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 

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