Mick Staton

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Mick Staton
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983
Preceded by John G. Hutchinson
Succeeded by Bob Wise
Personal details
Born David Michael Staton
(1940-02-11)February 11, 1940
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Died April 14, 2014(2014-04-14) (aged 74)
Winchester, Virginia
Political party Republican
Alma mater Concord University
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Army National Guard
Years of service 1957–1965

David Michael Staton, better known as Mick Staton (February 11, 1940 – April 14, 2014) was an American politician. He was a Republican from West Virginia.

Staton was born in Parkersburg, a city in Wood County, West Virginia. He was a 1958 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He studied at Concord College in Athens, West Virginia, from 1961 until 1963. From 1957 to 1965, he served in the Army National Guard.

Staton served as the data processing manager and, later, vice president at Kanawha Valley Bank in Charleston, where he worked from 1972 until 1980.

Staton was active in West Virginia's Republican Party. He served as State Republican Conventions delegate in 1976 and 1980 and was a delegate to the 1980 Republican National Convention. He was unsuccessful in his first bid for Congress, in 1978, when he lost to longtime 3rd Congressional District incumbent John M. Slack, Jr.. However, Staton was elected to the House of Representatives from the district in 1980, when he defeated democratic incumbent Democrat John G. Hutchinson, who was elected in the special election after Slack's death. Staton served in the House for a single term (1981-1983). He was defeated for re-election in 1982 by future Governor Bob Wise.

After losing his seat in the House of Representatives, Staton served as chief political advisor of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 1984 until 1990. Staton served as an elector for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in 2012.[1]

Staton died on April 14, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Virginia.[2] Prior to his death, he resided in Inwood, West Virginia.[3]

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John G. Hutchinson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 3rd congressional district

January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983
Succeeded by
Bob Wise