John Overington

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John Overington
Speaker pro tempore of the West Virginia House of Delegates
In office
January 11, 2017 – January 9, 2019
Preceded byBill Anderson
Succeeded byDaryl Cowles
Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates
Acting
In office
August 21, 2018 – August 29, 2018
Preceded byTim Armstead
Succeeded byRoger Hanshaw
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 62nd district
Assumed office
January 12, 2013
Preceded byConstituency established
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 55th district
In office
January 2003 – January 2013
Preceded byJohn Doyle
Succeeded byIsaac Sponaugle
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 54th district
In office
January 1985 – January 2003
Preceded by??
Succeeded byWalter Duke
Personal details
Born (1946-06-05) June 5, 1946 (age 73)
Laurel, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationWashington College (BS)
George Washington University
WebsiteOfficial website

John Overington (born June 5, 1946 in Laurel, Maryland) is an American politician and a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 62[1][2] since January 1999. Overington served consecutively from January 1985 until January 2003 and from January 2003 until January 2013 in the District 54 and District 55 seats.

Education[edit]

Overington earned his BS in chemistry from Washington College with graduate studies in philosophy at George Washington University.

Elections[edit]

  • 1980s and early 1990s Overington was initially elected in the 1984 Republican Primary and the November 6, 1984 General election and was re-elected in the general elections of November 8, 1988, November 6, 1990, November 3, 1992, November 8, 1994, and November 5, 1996.
  • 1998 Overington was unopposed for the 1998 Republican Primary and won the November 3, 1998 General election against Democratic nominee Laura Rose.
  • 2000 Overington and returning 1998 Democratic challenger Laura Rose were both challenged in their 2000 primaries, but won, setting up a rematch; Overington won the November 7, 2000 General election against Rose.
  • 2002 Redistricted to District 55, and with incumbent Representative John Doyle redistricted to District 57, Overington was unopposed for the 2002 Republican Primary and won the November 5, 2002 General election against Mountain Party candidate Vince George.
  • 2004 Overington was unopposed for both the 2004 Republican Primary and the November 2, 2004 General election.
  • 2006 Overington was unopposed for both the 2006 Republican Primary and the November 7, 2006 General election.
  • 2008 Overington was unopposed for both the May 13, 2008 Republican Primary, winning with 1,514 votes,[3] and the November 4, 2008 General election, winning with 6,686 votes.[4]
  • 2010 Overington was unopposed for the May 11, 2010 Republican Primary, winning with 652 votes,[5] and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 3,648 votes (60.6%) against Democratic nominee Donn Marshall.[6]
  • 2012: Redistricted to District 62, Overington was unopposed for both the May 8, 2012 Republican Primary, winning with 848 votes,[7] and the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 5,024 votes.[8]
  • 2014: Overington won re-election to the 62nd District, defeating opponent Democrat Kris Loken.[9]
  • 2016: Overington was once again elected to the House, defeating Democratic challenger Christy Santana by a wide margin.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Overington". Charleston, West Virginia: West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "John Overington's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 13, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 4, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 11, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 2, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 8, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 6, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  9. ^ Edward Marshall (November 5, 2014). "Overington wins re-election". The Journal. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  10. ^ Jim McConville (November 9, 2016). "Overington retains House of Delegates seat in 62nd District". The Journal. Retrieved December 15, 2016.

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West Virginia House of Delegates
Preceded by
Bill Anderson
Speaker pro tempore of the West Virginia House of Delegates
2017–2019
Succeeded by
Daryl Cowles
Preceded by
Tim Armstead
Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates
Acting

2018
Succeeded by
Roger Hanshaw