Ray Canterbury

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Ray Canterbury
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 42nd[1] district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 12, 2013
Preceded by Mike Manypenny
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 28th district
In office
January 2001 – January 2013
Serving with Thomas Campbell (2001-2013)
Preceded by Carroll Willis
Personal details
Born (1969-02-19) February 19, 1969 (age 45)
Charleston, West Virginia
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Ronceverte, West Virginia
Alma mater University of Chicago
West Virginia University

Denny Ray Canterbury, Jr.[2] (born February 19, 1969 in Charleston, West Virginia) is an American politician and a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 42 since January 12, 2013. Canterbury served consecutively from January 2001 until January 2013 in a District 28 seat.

Education[edit]

Canterbury earned his BA from the University of Chicago and his MBA from West Virginia University.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Redistricted to District 42, Canterbury placed first in the three-way May 8, 2012 Republican Primary with 1,652 votes (54.7%),[3] and placed first in the four-way two-position November 6, 2012 General election with 7,831 votes (32.7%) ahead of Republican nominee George Ambler and non-selectees Democratic nominees Steve Hunter (who had run in 2000 and 2002) and Glenn Singer.[4]
  • 1998 To challenge District 28 Democratic incumbent Representatives Thomas Campbell and Carroll Willis, Canterbury was unopposed for the 1998 Republican Primary but lost the three-way two-position November 3, 1998 General election to Representatives Campbell and Willis.
  • 2000 When Representative Willis left the Legislature and left a district seat open, Canterbury was unopposed for the 2000 Republican Primary and was elected in the three-way two-position November 7, 2000 General election alongside Representative Campbell (D).
  • 2002 Canterbury was unopposed for the 2002 Republican Primary and was re-elected in the three-way two-position November 5, 2002 General election alongside Representative Campbell (D).
  • 2004 Canterbury was joined in the 2004 Republican Primary and was re-elected in the four-way two-position November 2, 2004 General election alongside Representative Campbell (D).
  • 2006 Canterbury was joined in the 2006 Republican Primary and was re-elected in the four-way two-position November 7, 2006 General election alongside Representative Campbell (D).
  • 2008 Canterbury was unopposed for the May 13, 2008 Republican Primary, winning with 1,817 votes,[5] and placed second in the three-way two-position November 4, 2008 General election with 7,849 votes (35.9%) behind Representative Campbell and ahead of Democratic nominee Joan Browning.[6]
  • 2010 Canterbury was unopposed for the May 11, 2010 Republican Primary, winning with 1,209 votes,[7] and placed first in the three-way two-position November 2, 2010 General election with 6,254 votes (40.0%) ahead of Representative Campbell (D) and Democratic nominee Michael Knisely.[8]

References[edit]

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

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