West Virginia's 17th Senate district

Democratic Party (United States) Republican Party (United States) Tom Takubo
West Virginia's 17th
State Senate District
West Virginia Senate District 17 (2010).png
Current senatorCorey Palumbo (DCharleston)
Tom Takubo (RCharleston)
Demographics92% White
3% Black
1% Hispanic
1% Asian
3% Other
Population (2017)101,817[1]

West Virginia's 17th Senate district is one of 17 districts in the West Virginia Senate. It is currently represented by Democrat Corey Palumbo, the Senate Minority Whip, and Republican Tom Takubo, the Senate Majority Leader.[2][3] All districts in the West Virginia Senate elect two members to staggered four-year terms.

Geography

District 17 covers the southern half of Kanawha County, including parts of Charleston and the nearby communities of St. Albans, Tornado, South Charleston, Coal Fork, Pinch, Elkview, Clendenin, Marmet, Belle, Chesapeake, and Cedar Grove.[4]

The district is located entirely within West Virginia's 2nd congressional district, and overlaps with the 32nd, 35th, 36th, 39th, and 40th districts of the West Virginia House of Delegates.[5]

Recent election results

2020

2020 West Virginia Senate election, District 17[6]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrew Robinson 9,127 74.5
Democratic Jon Hague 3,121 25.5
Total votes 12,248 100
General election
Democratic Andrew Robinson
Republican Eric Nelson
Total votes

2018

2018 West Virginia Senate election, District 17[6]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terrell Ellis 5,317 52.0
Democratic Mary Ann Claytor 3,746 36.6
Democratic Justin Salisbury 1,161 11.4
Total votes 10,224 100
General election
Republican Tom Takubo (incumbent) 18,466 52.5
Democratic Terrell Ellis 16,735 47.5
Total votes 35,201 100
Republican hold

2016

2016 West Virginia Senate election, District 17[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Corey Palumbo (incumbent) 22,781 55.4
Republican Chris Stansbury 18,345 44.6
Total votes 41,126 100
Democratic hold

2014

2014 West Virginia Senate election, District 17[6]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Takubo 3,477 68.2
Republican Lance V. Wheeler 1,624 31.8
Total votes 5,101 100
General election
Republican Tom Takubo 15,488 52.1
Democratic Doug Skaff 13,029 43.8
Mountain Jesse Johnson 1,221 4.1
Total votes 29,738 100
Republican gain from Democratic

2012

2012 West Virginia Senate election, District 17[7]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Corey Palumbo (incumbent) 28,384 100
Total votes 28,384 100
Democratic hold

Federal and statewide results in District 17

Year Office Results[8]
2016 President Trump 59.1 – 36.1%
2014 Senate Capito 58.9 – 38.5%
2012 President Romney 56.7 – 41.6%
Senate Manchin 62.6 – 33.2%
Governor Tomblin 52.0 – 42.9%

References

  1. ^ "State Senate District 17, WV". Census Reporter. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Corey Palumbo (D - Kanawha, 17)". West Virginia State Senate. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "Tom Takubo (R - Kanawha, 17)". West Virginia State Senate. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  4. ^ "Senate District Maps - 2010 Plan". West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  5. ^ David Jarman. "How do counties, House districts, and legislative districts all overlap?". Daily Kos. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d "West Virginia State Senate District 17". Ballotpedia. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  7. ^ "Statewide Results General Election - November 6, 2012". West Virginia Secretary of State. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  8. ^ "Daily Kos Elections Statewide Results by LD". Daily Kos. Retrieved January 7, 2020.