Joe Ellington

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Joe Ellington
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 27th[1] district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 12, 2013
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 25th district
In office
January 2011 – January 2013
Preceded by Mike Porter
Personal details
Born (1959-05-12) May 12, 1959 (age 55)
Flushing, Queens, New York
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Princeton, West Virginia
Alma mater Guilford College
Duke University
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Profession Physician

Joe Carey Ellington Jr. (born May 12, 1959 in Flushing, Queens, New York) is an American politician and a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 27[2] since January 12, 2013. Ellington served consecutively from January 2011 until January 2013 in the District 25 seat.

Education[edit]

Ellington earned his BS from Guilford College, his MS and PhD from Duke University, and his MD from Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Redistricted to District 27, Ellington ran in the three-way May 8, 2012 Republican Primary and placed second with 1,581 votes (32.8%),[3] and placed second in the six-way November 6, 2012 General election with 9,930 votes (20.1%) behind former Senator John Shott and ahead of Republican Representative Marty Gearheart (Shott and Gearheart had both been redistricted from District 24) and Democratic nominees Ryan Flanigan, Greg Ball, and Bill Morefield,[4] who had run for a District 25 seat in 2006 and 2010.
  • 2006 To challenge District 25 incumbent Democratic Representative Marshall Long, Ellington ran in the four-way 2006 Republican Primary but did not place; incumbent Representatives Long and Republican Thomas M. Porter were both re-elected in the four-way two-position November 7, 2006 General election.
  • 2008 To challenge Representative Long again, Ellington ran in the May 13, 2008 Republican Primary and placed second with 756 votes (36.4%),[5] but lost four-way two-position November 4, 2008 General election to Democratic nominee John Frazier and incumbent Republican Representative Porter; Long placed third and Ellington placed fourth.[6]
  • 2010 Ellington ran in the May 11, 2010 Republican Primary and placed second with 747 votes (39.2%),[7] Representative Porter died after the primary, but was replaced on the ballot for the four-way two-position November 2, 2010 General election; Ellington placed second with 4,693 votes (26.6%) behind Representative Frazier and ahead of Charles Terry (who had replaced Porter on the ballot) and Democratic nominee Billy Morefield.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe Ellington". Charleston, West Virginia: West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Joe Ellington's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 8, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 6, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 13, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 4, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 11, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 2, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 

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