Bob Beach

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Bob Beach
Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 13th[1] district
Assumed office
January 2011
Serving with Roman Prezioso
Preceded byMichael A. Oliverio, II
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 44th district
In office
January 2001 – January 2011
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 44th district
In office
May 1998 – December 1998
Preceded byRobert C. Beach
Personal details
Born (1959-07-21) July 21, 1959 (age 60)
Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Rachel Plybon Beach
Children5
ResidenceMorgantown, West Virginia
Alma materFairmont State College

Robert D. Beach (born July 21, 1959, Morgantown, West Virginia) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate representing District 13[2] since January 2011. Beach served consecutively in the West Virginia Legislature's House of Delegates from January 2001 until January 2011, and non-consecutively from his May 1998 appointment to fill the vacancy caused by the passing of his father, the late Delegate Robert C. Beach, until December 3, 1998 in the West Virginia House of Delegates within the 44 Delegate District.

Family[edit]

He is married to Rachel Plybon Beach; they reside in Morgantown with their two sons. Beach has three older children(Jennifer, Melanie, Courtney) from a previous marriage to Karen J. Mercer in 1980.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Beach attended Fairmont State College -Spruce School of Real Estate - Andrew Young School of Leadership Studies.[citation needed]

Elections[edit]

  • 2000 Beach captured the Democratic Primary nomination to the West Virginia House of Delegates and was elected in November 7, 2000 General election with incumbents Delegates Fleischauer (D), Fletcher (R), and Marshall (D), and unseating Delegate Houston (D).
  • 2002 When Delegate Marshall ran for West Virginia State Senate and Delegate Fletcher left the Legislature leaving two district seats open, again Beach captured the 2002 Democratic Primary nomination West Virginia House of Delegates and was re-elected in the November 5, 2002 leading the General election ticket followed by incumbents Delegate Fleischauer (D), returning Delegate Houston, and Republican nominee Cindy Frich.
  • 2004 Beach captured the 2004 Democratic Primary nomination to the West Virginia House of Delegates and was re-elected in November 2, 2004 General election with re-elected incumbent Frich (R), and Houston (D), and reseated former Delegate Marshall (D), unseating Delegate Fleischauer.
  • 2006 When Delegate Houston left the Legislature and left a district seat open, Beach again captured the 2006 Democratic Primary nomination to the West Virginia of Delegates and was re-elected in November 7, 2006 General election alongside incumbent Marshall (D), returning Delegate Fleischauer, and Democratic nominee Alex Shook
  • 2008 Beach captured the May 13, 2008 Democratic Primary nomination to the West Virginia House of Delegates with 7,139 votes (18.8%),[3] finishing third November 4, 2008 General election with 16,168 votes (17.9%) behind incumbent Delegates Shook and Marshall, and ahead of Delegate Fleischauer.[4]
  • 2010 When 13th Senate District Democratic Senator Mike Oliverio challenged incumbent Alan Mollohan for the United States House of Representatives for West Virginia's 1st congressional district; leaving the seat vacant, Beach immediately filed for the 13th Senate District seat. May 11, 2010 Beach captured the Democratic Primary nomination with 5,443 votes (71.8%),[5] and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 16,882 votes (50.3%) against Republican state Delegate Cindy Frich.[6]
  • 2014 Beach captured the May Democratic Primary Nomination after being unopposed. November 4, 2014 Beach successfully defeated challenger and former WV State GOP Chairman Kris Warner in the General Election for the 13th WV Senate District Seat. The 13th District is made up of a portion of both Marion and Monongalia counties.[citation needed]
  • 2018 Beach captured the May Democratic Primary Nomination after being unopposed. November 6, 2018 Robert Beach successfully defeated challenger GOP candidate former WV State Senator Michael Oliverio in the General Election for the 13th WV Senate District Seat.
  • Senator Beach has served in a variety of legislative positions; including Chairman of Agriculture and Transportation. Member of the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability and the WV Holocaust Education Commission.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Beach". Charleston, West Virginia: West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "Bob Beach's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  3. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 13, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  4. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 4, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  5. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 11, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  6. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 2, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 10, 2014.

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