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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 (WV-03 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 108,199 54%
Rick Snuffer (R) 92,238 46%
2010 general (WV-03 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 83,636 56%
Elliott Maynard (R) 65,611 44%
2008 general (WV-03 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 133,522 66.9%
Marty Gearheart (R) 66,005 33.1%
2006 general (WV-03 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 92,413 69.4%
Kim Wolfe (R) 40,820 30.6%
2004 general (WV-03 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 142,682 65.2%
Rick Snuffer (R) 76,170 34.8%
2002 general (WV-03 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 87,783 70.2%
Paul Chapman (R) 37,229 29.8%
2000 general (WV-03 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 146,807 91.3%
Jeff Robinson (LIBERT) 13,979 8.7%
1998 general (WV-03 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 78,814 86.6%
Joe Whelan (LIBERT) 12,196 13.4%
1996 general (WV-03 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 145,550 100%
1994 general (WV-03 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 74,967 63.9%
Ben Waldman (R) 42,382 36.1%
1992 general (WV-03 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 122,279 65.6%
Ben Waldman (R) 64,012 34.4%
1990 general (WV-04 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 39,948 52%
Marianne Brewster (R) 36,946 48%
1988 general (WV-04 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 78,812 61.3%
Marianne Brewster (R) 49,753 38.7%
1986 general (WV-04 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 58,217 71.2%
Martin Miller (R) 23,490 28.8%
1984 general (WV-04 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 98,919 66.7%
Jess T. Shumate (R) 49,474 33.3%
1982 general (WV-04 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 91,184 80.5%
Homer Harris (R) 22,054 19.5%
1980 general (WV-04 representative) Nick Rahall (D) 117,595 76.6%
Winton Covey (R) 36,020 23.4%
1978 general (WV-04 representative) Nick J. Rahall II (D) 70,035 100%
1976 general (WV-04 representative) Nick J. Rahall II (D) 73,626 45.6%
Ken Hechler (Write-In) 59,067 36.6%
E.S. Goodman (R) 28,825 17.8%
write-ins (Write-In) 2  
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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