Linda Longstreth

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Linda Longstreth
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 50th[1] district
Assumed office
January 12, 2013
Preceded byRuth Rowan
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 16th district
In office
January 2005 – January 2013
Preceded byDonna Renner
Personal details
BornMannington, West Virginia
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceFairmont, West Virginia
Alma materFairmont State College
West Virginia University
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army Reserve
RankStaff Sergeant

Linda S. Longstreth (born in Mannington, West Virginia) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 50[2] since January 12, 2013. Longstreth served consecutively from January 2005 until January 2013 in a District 43 seat.

Education[edit]

Longstreth earned her BA from Fairmont State College (now Fairmont State University) and her MS from West Virginia University.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Redistricted to District 50 along with fellow District 43 Representatives Mike Caputo and Tim Manchin, Longstreth placed second in the four-way May 8, 2012 Democratic Primary with 6,171 votes (27.2%),[3] and placed second in the five-way three-position November 6, 2012 General election with 12,117 votes (23.2%) behind Representative Caputo (D) and ahead of Representative Manchin (D) and Republican nominees Barry Bledsoe and returning 2010 challenger Lynette McQuain.[4]
  • 2004 Longstreth challenged District 43 incumbent Representatives Caputo, Manchin, and Donna Renner and placed in the nine-way 2004 Democratic Primary displacing Representative Renner, and was elected in the six-way three-position November 2, 2004 General election with incumbents Caputo (D) and Manchin (D).
  • 2006 Longstreth and Representatives Caputo and Manchin were challenged in the five-way 2006 Democratic Primary, but all placed, and were re-elected in the six-way three-position November 7, 2006 General election.
  • 2008 Longstreth and Representatives Caputo and Manchin were unopposed for the May 13, 2008 Democratic Primary where Longstreth placed second with 9,800 votes (32.6%);[5] Longstreth placed second in the four-way three-position November 4, 2008 General election with 14,567 votes (26.9%) behind of Representative Caputo (D) and ahead of Representative Manchin (D) and returning 2006 Republican nominee Rickie Starn.[6]
  • 2010 Longstreth and Representatives Caputo and Manchin were unopposed for the May 11, 2010 Democratic Primary where Longstreth placed second with 5,670 votes (33.2%);[7] and placed second in the five-way three-position November 2, 2010 General election with 10,597 votes (21.1%) behind Representative Caputo (D) and ahead of Representative Manchin (D) and Republican nominees Rickie Starn (returning from 2006 and 2008), Travis Blosser, and Lynette McQuain.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Linda Longstreth". Charleston, West Virginia: West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  2. ^ "Linda Longstreth's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  3. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 8, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  4. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 6, 2012 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  5. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 13, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  6. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 4, 2008 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  7. ^ "Statewide Results Primary Election May 11, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  8. ^ "Statewide Results General Election November 2, 2010 Official Results". Charleston, West Virginia: Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved March 31, 2014.

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