John Shott

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John Shott
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 27th[1] district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 12, 2013
Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 10th district
In office
May 19, 2010 – January 2011
Serving with Ronald Miller
Preceded by Don Caruth
Succeeded by William R. Laird IV
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 24th district
In office
January 2009 – May 19, 2010
Preceded by Eustace Frederick
Succeeded by Bill Cole
Personal details
Born (1948-06-24) June 24, 1948 (age 66)
Bluefield, West Virginia
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Bluefield, West Virginia
Alma mater Davidson College
University of North Carolina School of Law
Profession Attorney

John Headley Shott (born June 24, 1948 in Bluefield, West Virginia) is an American politician and a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 27[2] since January 12, 2013. Shott served non-consecutively from January 2009 in the District 24 seat until his appointment May 19, 2010 to the West Virginia Senate District 10 seat to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Don Caruth until January 2011.

Education[edit]

Shott earned his BS in psychology from Davidson College and his JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Redistricted to District 27, Shott ran in the three-way May 8, 2012 Republican Primary and placed first by 5 votes with 1,586 votes (33.9%),[3] and placed first in the six-way November 6, 2012 General election with 10,998 votes (22.2%) ahead of fellow Republican nominees Joe Ellington and Marty Gearheart and Democratic nominees Ryan Flanigan, Greg Ball, and Bill Morefield,[4] who had run for a District 25 seat in 2006 and 2010.
  • 2008 Initially in District 24, Shott ran in the four-way May 13, 2008 Republican Primary, winning with 469 votes (65.4%);[5] and won the November 4, 2008 General election with 3,144 votes (53.6%) against Democratic nominee Mike Vinciguerra.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Shott". Charleston, West Virginia: West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "John Shott's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 8, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 6, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 13, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 4, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 

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