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Rep. Nick J. Rahall II (D-W.Va.)

  • District: 3rd District, South -- Huntington, Beckley
  • Residence: Beckley
  • Born: May 20, 1949; Beckley, W.Va.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Wife, Melinda Rahall; three children
  • Education: Duke U., B.A. 1971 (political science); George Washington U., attended 1972 (graduate studies)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 1977-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1976 (19th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Transportation & Infrastructure - Ranking Member (Aviation; Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials; Water Resources & Environment)
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State Information: 3rd District, South -- Huntington, Beckley

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Nick Rahall (D) 108,199 54%
Rick Snuffer (R) 92,238 46%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 33% Mitt Romney: 65%
2008 Barack Obama: 42% John McCain: 56%

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