Linda Sumner

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Linda Sumner
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 30th[1] district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 12, 2013
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 27th district
In office
January 2003 – January 2013
Preceded by Warren McGraw
Personal details
Born (1951-12-01) December 1, 1951 (age 62)
Beckley, West Virginia
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Beckley, West Virginia
Alma mater Morris Harvey College
West Virginia University

Linda S. Sumner (born December 1, 1951 in Beckley, West Virginia) is an American politician and a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 30[2] since January 12, 2013. Sumner served consecutively from January 2003 until January 2013 in a District 27 seat.

Education[edit]

Sumner earned her BA from Morris Harvey College (now the University of Charleston) and her MA from West Virginia University.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Redistricted to District 30 with fellow District 27 incumbent Democratic Representative Bill Wooten, and with the District 30 incumbents redistricted to Districts 35 and 36, Sumner was unopposed for the May 8, 2012 Republican Primary, winning with 883 votes,[3] and won the three-way November 6, 2012 General election with 3,615 votes (49.6%) against Representative Wooten and Independent candidate Tony Martin.[4]
  • 2002 To challenge District 27's five incumbent Democratic Representatives, Sumner ran in the five-way 2002 Republican Primary and was elected in the ten-way five-position November 5, 2002 General election alongside Democratic incumbents Robert S. Kiss, Virginia Mahan, Sally Susman, and Ron Thompson, and unseating Representative Warren McGraw (D).
  • 2004 Sumner was challenged in the eight-way 2004 Republican Primary, but placed, and was re-elected in the ten-way five-position November 2, 2004 General election.
  • 2006 When Representative Susman ran for West Virginia Senate and Kiss retired leaving two district seats open, Sumner was challenged in the eight-way 2006 Republican Primary and was re-elected in the ten-way five-position November 7, 2006 General election alongside incumbents Mahan (D) and Thompson (D) and Democratic nominees Mel Kessler and Rick Moye.
  • 2008 Sumner was challenged in the six-way May 13, 2008 Republican Primary, where she placed first with 3,155 votes (25.5%),[5] and placed first in the ten-way five-position November 4, 2008 General election with 17,218 votes (13.4%) ahead of incumbent Moye (D), returning Representative Bill Wooten (D), incumbents Susman (D) and Mahan (D), Democratic nominee Louis Gall, and Republican nominees Jeffrey Pack, Dereck Severt, Philip Stevens, and Albert Honaker.[6]
  • 2010 Sumner placed first in the four-way May 11, 2010 Republican Primary with 2,091 votes (30.2%),[7] and placed first in the nine-way five-position November 2, 2010 General election with 13,784 votes (14.3%) ahead of Republican nominee Rick Snuffer, incumbent Moye (D), Republican nominee John O'Neal, incumbent Wooten (D), unseating Democratic incumbents Susman, Kessler, and Mahan, and Republican nominee Richard Franklin.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Linda Sumner". Charleston, West Virginia: West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Linda Sumner's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 8, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 6, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 13, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 4, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 11, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  8. ^ "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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