Mitch Carmichael

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Mitch Carmichael
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Lieutenant Governor of West Virginia
President of the West Virginia Senate
Assumed office
January 11, 2017
Preceded by Bill Cole
Majority Leader of the West Virginia Senate
In office
January 14, 2015 – January 11, 2017
Preceded by John Unger
Succeeded by Ryan Ferns
Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 4th district
Assumed office
January 9, 2013
Serving with Mark Drennan
Preceded by Karen Facemyer
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 12th district
In office
January 12, 2001 – January 9, 2013
Preceded by Karen Facemyer
Succeeded by Steve Westfall
Personal details
Born Mitch Brian Carmichael
(1960-04-15) April 15, 1960 (age 58)
Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education Marshall University (BBA)

Mitchell Brian Carmichael[1] (born April 15, 1960) is an American politician and a Republican member of the West Virginia Senate representing District 4 since 2012. Carmichael served consecutively in the West Virginia Legislature from 2000 through 2012 in the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 12. Carmichael was a candidate for Governor of West Virginia in 2011. As President of the state Senate since January 2017, he holds the title Lieutenant Governor of West Virginia.

Education[edit]

Carmichael earned his BBA degrees in economics and finance from Marshall University.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 When District 4 Senator Karen Facemyer retired and left a district seat open, Carmichael was unopposed for the May 8, 2012 Republican Primary, winning with 8,432 votes,[2] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 20,951 votes (52.7%) against Democratic nominee Mike Bright.[3]
  • 2000 When House District 12 Republican Delegate Karen Facemyer ran for West Virginia Senate and left the seat open, Carmichael won the three-way 2000 Republican Primary and won the November 7, 2000 General election against Democratic nominee Mike Dunlap.
  • 2002 Carmichael was unopposed for the 2002 Republican Primary and won the November 5, 2002 General election against Democratic nominee Carroll Jett, who had run for the seat in 1998.
  • 2004 Carmichael was unopposed for the 2004 Republican Primary and won the November 2, 2004 General election against Democratic nominee Corbin Siders.
  • 2006 Carmichael was challenged in the 2006 Republican Primary but won, and won the November 7, 2006 General election against Democratic nominee Steve Nicholas.
  • 2008 Carmichael was unopposed for the May 13, 2008 Republican Primary, winning with 1,935 votes,[4] and won the November 4, 2008 General election with 4,454 votes (53.1%) against Democratic nominee Jo Phillips.[5]
  • 2010 Carmichael and returning 2008 Democratic challenger Jo Phillips were both unopposed for their May 11, 2010 primaries,[6] setting up a rematch; Carmichael won the November 2, 2010 General election with 3,383 votes (50.9%) against Phillips.[7]
  • 2011 When incumbent Democratic Governor Joe Manchin left the position for the United States Senate, Carmichael ran in the eight-way May 14, 2011 Republican Primary, but lost to Bill Maloney;[8] Maloney lost the October 4, 2011 Special election to state Senator Earl Ray Tomblin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mitchell Carmichael's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 8, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 6, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 13, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 4, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 11, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 2, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Statewide Results Special Gubernatorial Primary Election - May 14, 2011 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Cole
President of the West Virginia Senate
2017–present
Incumbent