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The West Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the West Virginia Legislature. Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq. ... A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...

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Membership

The House is composed of 100 members elected for two year terms and is currently controlled by Democrats by a 68-32 margin. The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


In the 2004 election, 18 women were elected to the House, two less than in 2002. Female delegates hold a greater proportion of seats in the House than do female senators in the West Virginia Senate. However, as the Census Bureau reports that females account for more than half of West Virginia's residents, women are greatly underrepresented in the House. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The West Virginia Senate is the upper house of the West Virginia Legislature. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


The districting system divides the state into 58 districts that elect a varying number of members. The majority of districts, 35, are single-member districts. The rest elect multiple members, anywhere from two to seven (the 30th District in Kanawha County). Many districts are gerrymandered in such a way as to preserve the status quo. Republicans have called for 100 single-member districts, with the districts representing compact areas of common interests. Kanawha County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Redrawing electoral districts in this example creates a guaranteed 3-to-1 advantage for Party 1. ...


Speaker

The Speaker of the House is selected by its members. In contrast to the tradition of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Speaker must vote unless excused. The House rules state that in some cases, he or she is not required to vote unless the House is equally divided, or unless his vote, if given to the minority, will make the division equal. In the latter case, the question is lost. Dennis Hastert, the current Speaker, presiding from a chair in the front of the chamber. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as...


As of the 1st Session of the 77th Legislature, Robert S. Kiss served as Speaker of the House, a position he has held since January 1997 (73rd Legislature). He is the 54th Speaker of the House of Delegates. Kiss (D-Raleigh Co.) announced in his 2004 re-election campaign that he would not be seeking a tenth term and would retire as speaker in 2006. Robert S. Kiss (b. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Composition

Affiliation Members
  Democratic Party 68
  Republican Party 32
 Total
100
 Government Majority
36

The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

Members

  • Jon Amores (D-30th District)
  • William Anderson (R-8th District)
  • Sam J. Argento (D-35th District)
  • Tim Armstead (R-32nd District)
  • Bob Ashley (R-11th District)
  • Tom Azinger (R-10th District)
  • Larry W. Barker (D-18th District)
  • Robert D. Beach (D-44th District)
  • J.D. Beane (D-10th District)
  • Craig P. Blair (R-52nd District)
  • Brent Boggs (D-34th District)
  • Larry Border (R-9th District), Republican Whip
  • Bonnie Brown (D-30th District)
  • Richard Browning (D-22nd District)
  • Greg A Butcher (D-19th District)
  • Thomas A. Campbell (D-28th District)
  • Samuel J. Cann, Sr. (D-41st District)
  • Ray Canterbury (R-28th District)
  • Mike Caputo (D-43rd District)
  • Mitch Carmichael (R-12th District)
  • Kevin J. Craig (D-15th District)
  • Gerald L. Crosier (D-26th District)
  • Joe DeLong (D-1st District)
  • John Doyle (D-57th District)
  • Walter E. Duke (R-54th District)
  • Jeff Eldridge (D-19th District)
  • John N. Ellem (R-10th District)
  • Timothy R. Ennis (D-2nd District)
  • Allen V. Evans (R-48th District)
  • Joe C. Ferrell (D-19th District)
  • Ron Fragale (D-41st District)
  • Eustace Frederick (D-24th District)
  • Cindy Frich (R-44th District)
  • Mike Hall (R-14th District)
  • Bill Hamilton (R-39th District)
  • William G. Hartman (D-37th District)
  • Barbara Hatfield (D-30th District)
  • Nancy Houston (D-44th District)
  • Greg Howard (R-16th District)
  • Lidella Wilson Hrutkay (D-19th District)
  • Mark Hunt (D-30th District)
  • Richard J. Iaquinta (D-41st District)
  • Robert S. Kiss (D-27th District), Speaker of the House of Delegates
  • K. Steven Kominar (D-20th District)
  • Patrick Lane (R-32nd District)
  • Margarette R. Leach (D-15th District)
  • Otis A. Leggett (R-7th District)
  • Marshall Long (D-25th District)
  • Linda Longstreth (D-43rd District)
  • Tom Louisos (D-29th District)
  • Virginia Mahan (D-27th District)
  • Tim Manchin (D-43rd District)
  • Charlene Marshall (D-44th District)
  • Dale Martin (D-13th District)
  • Harold Michael (D-47th District)
  • Tim Miley (D-41st District)
  • Cliff Moore (D-23rd District)
  • Jim Morgan (D-15th District)
  • John Overington (R-55th District)
  • Corey L. Palumbo (D-30th District)
  • Brady Paxton (D-13th District)
  • Don Perdue (D-17th District)
  • David G. Perry (D-29th District)
  • David Pethtel (D-5th District)
  • John Pino (D-29th District)
  • Mary M. Poling (D-40th District)
  • Thomas Mike Porter (R-25th District)
  • Bill Proudfoot (D-37th District)
  • Victor A. Roberts, Jr. (R-53rd District)
  • William R. Romine (R-6th District)
  • Ruth Rowan (R-50th District)
  • Robert A. Schadler (R-49th District)
  • Pattie Eagloski Schoen (R-14th District)
  • Kelli Sobonya (R-16th District)
  • Sharon Spencer (D-30th District)
  • Douglas Stalnaker (D-38th District)
  • W. Richard Staton (D-22nd District), Democratic Leader
  • William Stemple (D-33rd District)
  • Dale Stephens (D-16th District)
  • Debbie Stevens (R-46th District)
  • Linda Sumner (R-27th District)
  • Sally Susman (D-27th District)
  • Randy Swartzmiller (D-1st District)
  • Robert C. Tabb (D-56th District)
  • Joe Talbott (D-36th District)
  • Jeffery L. Tansill (R-42nd District)
  • Richard Thompson (D-17th District)
  • Ron Thompson (D-27th District)
  • Charles S. Trump, IV (R-51st District), Republican Leader
  • Kenneth Tucker (D-4th District)
  • Scott Varner (D-4th District), Democratic Whip
  • Christopher Wakim (R-3rd District)
  • Ron Walters (R-32nd District)
  • Carrie Webster (D-31st District)
  • Danny Wells (D-30th District)
  • Harry Keith White (D-21st District)
  • L. Gil White (R-3rd District)
  • Larry A. Williams (D-45th District)
  • Locke Wysong (D-58th District)
  • Jack Yost (D-2nd District)

External links and references

  • West Virginia Legislature - official site
  • Chronology of Women in the West Virginia Legislature
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West Virginia House of Delegates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (401 words)
The West Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the West Virginia Legislature.
The House is composed of 100 members elected for two year terms and is currently controlled by Democrats by a 68-32 margin.
The House rules state that in some cases, he or she is not required to vote unless the House is equally divided, or unless his vote, if given to the minority, will make the division equal.
Virginia House of Delegates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (363 words)
The House of Delegates is the modern-day successor to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
The Virginia House of Delegates is considered the oldest continuous English-speaking legislative body in the New World, having been formed as the House of Burgesses at Jamestown in 1619.
Republicans took control of the traditionally Democratic House of Delegates for the first time since Reconstruction in 1999 (with the exception of a brief 2 year period in which the Readjuster Party was in the majority in the 1880s).
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