William Laird IV

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William Laird IV
Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 10th[1] district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 12, 2013
Serving with Ronald Miller
Preceded by John Shott
Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 11th district
In office
January 2009 – January 2013
Serving with Randy White (2009–2013)
Gregory Tucker (2011–2013)
Preceded by Shirley Love
Succeeded by Clark Barnes
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 29th district
In office
January 1997 – January 2001
Succeeded by David Perry
Personal details
Born (1952-06-03) June 3, 1952 (age 62)
Montgomery, West Virginia
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Parents William R. Laird, III
Residence Fayetteville, West Virginia
Alma mater American University
Concord College
Marshall University

William Ramsey Laird IV[2] (born June 3, 1952 in Montgomery, West Virginia) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the West Virginia Senate representing District 10 since January 12, 2013. Laird served consecutively from January 2009 until January 2013 in the District 11 seat, and served non-consecutively in the West Virginia Legislature from January 1997 until January 2001 in the West Virginia House of Delegates in a District 29 seat. Laird is the son of former United States Senator William R. Laird, III.

Education[edit]

Laird attended American University and earned his BA from Concord College (now Concord University) and his MA from Marshall University.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Redistricted to District 10, Laird was unopposed for both the May 8, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 11,264 votes,[3] and the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 26,819 votes.[4]
  • 1996 Laird was initially elected to a District 29 seat in the 1996 Democratic Primary and November 5, 1996 General election along with Tom Louisos (D) and John Pino (D).
  • 1998 Laird and the incumbents were challenged in the four-way 1998 Democratic Primary, but all place, and were unopposed for the November 3, 1998 General election when they were all re-elected.
  • 2008 When District 11 Democratic Senator Shirley Love left the Legislature and left a district seat open, Laird won the three-way May 13, 2008 Democratic Primary with 9,691 votes (44.1%),[5] and won the three-way November 4, 2008 General election with 21,619 votes (59.6%) against Republican nominee Aubry Wilson and Mountain Party candidate James Waddell,[6] who was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "William R. Laird IV". Charleston, West Virginia: West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "William Laird IV's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 8, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 6, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 13, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 4, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 

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