West Virginia judicial elections, 2012
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The West Virginia judicial elections consist of a primary election on May 8th and a general election on November 6th, 2012.
Supreme Court of Appeals
Candidates are competing for two seats.
Results from the primary election will be posted once they are announced by the West Virginia Secretary of State.To organize the columns, click on the arrows in the column heading.
|Candidate||Incumbency||Party||Primary Vote||Election Vote|
|H. John Rogers||No||Democratic||9%|
|James J. Rowe||No||Democratic||20%|
|Robin Jean Davis||Yes||Democratic||28%||27.11%|
In the News
Candidates set for Supreme Court of Appeals election
As featured in Democrats chose nominees for West Virginia Supreme Court on May 9, 2012.
May 8 was the primary election in West Virginia. Six Democratic candidates competed to be the nominees for two positions on the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia; Robin Jean Davis, James J. Rowe, H. John Rogers, Louis Palmer, Letitia Chafin and J.D. Beane.
Davis and Chafin will advance to the general elections, where they compete against Republicans Allen Loughry and John Yoder. Loughry has worked as a clerk for the high court since 2006 and was one of the first candidates to declare for the race, announcing in July 2011 that he intended to seek a position. Yoder is a judge on the Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit and was narrowly defeated by Justice Thomas E. McHugh in the 2010 election.
- West Virginia judicial elections
- News: Supreme Weekly: Election fever - Races in Mississippi, Montana, Washington and West Virginia, November 17, 2011
- West Virginia Secretary of State, Offices on the Ballot 2012
- West Virginia Media "Chafin Announces Candidacy for Supreme Court of Appeals," June 29, 2011
- Lawyer Announces Bid for Supreme Court 7/13/11
- Author of “Don’t Buy Another Vote…”running for Supreme Court 7/13/11
- Allen Loughry Is Supreme Court Hopeful 7/18/11
- Register-Herald "No shortage of Supreme Court candidates for 2012", November 22, 2011
- The Charleston Gazette, "Law clerk joins state Supreme Court race," January 25, 2012