Margaret Smith (West Virginia politician)

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Margaret Smith
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 46th[1] district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 12, 2013
Preceded by Stan Shaver
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 38th district
In office
January 2009 – January 2013
Preceded by Doug Stalnaker
Succeeded by Patrick Lane
Personal details
Born (1952-08-10) August 10, 1952 (age 62)
Weston, West Virginia
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Weston, West Virginia
Alma mater West Virginia Wesleyan College
West Virginia University
West Virginia University College of Law
Profession Attorney

Margaret 'Peggy' Donaldson Smith[2] (born August 10, 1952 in Weston, West Virginia) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 46 since January 12, 2013. Smith served consecutively from January 2009 until January 2013 in the District 38 seat.

Education[edit]

Smith earned her BA from West Virginia Wesleyan College, her MA and EdD from West Virginia University, and her JD from the West Virginia University College of Law.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Redistricted to District 46, and with incumbent Representative Stan Shaver redistricted to District 53, Smith was unopposed for both the May 8, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 2,125 votes,[3] and the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 5,670 votes.[4]
  • 2008 When District 38 Democratic Representative Doug Stalnaker ran for West Virginia Senate and left the seat open, Smith ran in the four-way May 13, 2008 Democratic Primary and placed first with 1,498 votes (45.0%),[5] and won the November 4, 2008 General election with 4,510 votes (65.7%) against Republican nominee Derrick Love,[6] who had run for the seat in 2004 and 2006.
  • 2010 Smith was unopposed for both the May 11, 2010 Democratic Primary, winning with 1,301 votes,[7] and the November 2, 2010 General election, winning with 4,291 votes.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Margaret Donaldson Smith". Charleston, West Virginia: West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Margaret Smith'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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