John Ellem

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John Ellem
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 10th[1] district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 4, 2001
Preceded by Rick Modesitt
Personal details
Born (1967-07-19) July 19, 1967 (age 47)
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Washington, West Virginia
Alma mater Wheeling Jesuit University
West Virginia University College of Law
Profession Attorney

John Naif Ellem[2] (born July 19, 1967 in Parkersburg, West Virginia) is an American politician and a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 10 since his January 4, 2001 appointment to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Representative Rick Modesitt. In 2014 Ellem announced that he would not be running for re-election.

Education[edit]

Ellem earned his BS from Wheeling Jesuit University and his JD from the West Virginia University College of Law.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Ellem placed first in the three-way May 8, 2012 Republican Primary with 3,379 votes (35.7%),[3] and placed second in the four-way three-position November 6, 2012 General election with 12,801 votes (26.7%) behind incumbent Republican Representative Tom Azinger and ahead of incumbent Democratic Representative Daniel Poling and Republican perennial candidate Frederick Gillespie,[4] who had run for the seat in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010.
  • 2002 Ellem placed in the five-way 2002 Republican Primary, and was elected in the six-way three-position November 5, 2002 General election alongside fellow incumbent Representatives J. D. Beane (D) and Tom Azinger (R).
  • 2004 Ellem placed in the five-way 2004 Republican Primary and was re-elected in the six-way three-position November 2, 2004 General election with incumbents Beane (D) and Azinger (R).
  • 2006 Ellem placed in the four-way 2006 Republican Primary and was re-elected in the six-way three-position November 7, 2006 General election incumbents Beane (D) and Azinger (R).
  • 2008 When Representative Beane left the Legislature and appointed Representative Daniel Poling (D) ran for re-election, Ellem placed second in the seven-way May 13, 2008 Republican Primary with 2,969 votes (22.8%),[5] and placed second in the six-way three-position November 4, 2008 General election with 11,003 votes (19.1%) behind Representative Azinger (R) and ahead of incumbent Representative Daniel Poling (D).[6]
  • 2010 Ellem placed second in the eight-way May 11, 2010 Republican Primary with 2,558 votes (20.9%),[7] and placed first in the four-way three-position November 2, 2010 General election with 10,307 votes (28.1%) ahead of incumbents Azinger (R) and Poling (D) and Republican nominee Frederick Gillespie.[8]

References[edit]

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

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