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Elected Office Information

FEDERAL

PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

Term: 4 years
District: Statewide
Eligibility: Age 35: fourteen (14) year citizen of the US and a natural born citizen.
Salary: $400,000.00
Filing Fee: $2,500.00

US SENATE

Term: 6 years
Salary: $174,000.00
Filing Fee: $1,740.00

US HOUSE OF REPRESEVTATIVES

Term: 2 years
District: Congressional 1, 2, and 3
Eligibility: Age 25; seven (7) year citizen of the US and WV inhabitant when elected.
Salary: $174,000.00
Filing Fee: $1,740.00

STATE

GOVERNOR

Term: 4 years
District: Statewide
Eligibility: Age 30; eligible to register to vote; resident of WV five (5) years prior to election; may not hold office for more than all, or any part of, two (2) consecutive terms.
Salary: $150,000.00
Filing Fee: $1,500.00

SECRETARY OF STATE

Term: 4 years
District: statewide
Eligibility: Age 18; eligible to register to vote; resident of WV.
Salary: $95,000.00
Filing Fee: $950.00

AUDITOR

Term: 4 years
District: Statewide
Eligibility: Age 18; eligible to register to vote: resident of WV.
Salary: $95,000.00
Filing Fee: $950.00

TREASURER

Term: 4 years
District: Statewide
Eligibility: Age 18: eligible to register to vote: resident of WV.
Salary: $95,000.00
Filing Fee: $950.00

COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE

Term: 4 years
District: Statewide
Eligibility: Age 18: eligible to register to vot; resident of WV.
Salary: $95,000.00
Filing Fee: $950.00

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Term: 4 years
District: Statewide
Eligibility: Age 25; eligible to register to vote; resident of WV five (5) years prior to election
Salary: $95,000.00
Filing Fee: $950.00

STATE SENATE

Term: 4 years
District: Senatorial District
Eligibility: Age 25; eligible to register to vote; resident of WV five (5) years prior to election; resident of district and county for one (1) year prior to election.
Salary: $20,000.00
Filing Fee: $200.00

HOUSE OF DELEGATES

Term: 2 years
District: Delegate District
Eligibility: Age 18; eligible to register to vote; resident of district (and county, if limited) for One (1) year preceding election.
Salary: $20,000.00
Filing Fee: $100.00

The following offices are non-partisan and will be elected at the Primary Election

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS

Term: 12 years
District: Statewide, by numbered division corresponding to the number of justices being elected.
Eligibility: Age 30; eligible to register to vote; resident of WV (5) years prior to election; must be a member in good standing of the WV State Bar; admitted to practice law at least ten (10) years prior to election
Salary: $136,000.00
Filing Fee: $1,360.00

CIRCUIT JUDGES

Term: 6 years
District: Judicial Circuit; if the circuit includes four or more counties with two or more judges 5th and 14th circuits), then only one judge may be elected from any county in the circuit.
Eligbility: Age 30; eligible to register to vote; resident of WV five (5) years prior to election; while on office, must reside in circuit in which he or she is elected; must be a member in good standing of the WV State Bar; admitted to practice law at least five (5) Years prior to election.
Salary: $126,000.00
Filing Fee: $1,260.00

FAMILY COURT JUDGE

Term: 8 years
District: Family court circuit; it the circuit is entitled to two or more judges, judges are elected by number division.
Eligibility: Age 30; eligible to register to vote; resident of WV; must reside in circuit in which he or she is elected; must be a member in good standing of WV State Bar; admitted To practice law in WV at least five (5) years prior to election.
Salary: $94,500.00
Filing Fee: $945.00

COUNTY

COUNTY CLERK

Term: 6 years
District: Countywide
Eligibility: Age 18; eligible to register to vote; resident of county.
Salary: $59,875.00
Filing Fee: 598.75

COUNTY COMMISSION

Term: 6 years
District: Countywide, by division.
Eligibility: Age 18; eligible to register to vote; must live in the county magisterial district by the end of the candidate filing period.
Salary: $39,917.00
Filing Fee: $399.17

CIRCUIT CLERK

Term: 6 years
District: Countywide
Eligibility: Age 18; eligible to register to vote; resident of county.
Salary: $59,875.00
Filing Fee: $598.75

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Term: 4 years
District: Countywide
Eligibility: Age 18; eligible to register to vote; must reside in WV; admitted to practice law by the time the term begins.
Salary: $103,264.00
Filing Fee: $1,032.64

SHERIFF

Term: 4 years
District: Countywide
Eligibility: Age 18; eligible to register to vote; resident of county
Salary: $49,157.00
Filing Fee: $491.57

ASSESSOR

Term: 4 years
District: Countywide
Eligibility: Age 18; eligible to register to vote; resident of county.
Salary $49,157.00
Filing Fee: $491.57

SURVEYOR

Term: 4 years
District: Countywide
Eligibility: Age 18; eligible to register to vote; resident of WV; must be licensed.
Salary: None
Filing Fee: $10.00

The following offices are non-partisan and will be elected at the Primary Election:

MAGISTRATE

Term: 4 years
District: Countywide, by division
Eligibility: Age 21 by the time the individual takes office: eligible to register to vote; resident of county; high school education or its equivalent; no more than one magistrate in immediate family; no past felony conviction or any conviction for moral turpitude; training required before taking office.
Salary: $57,500.00
Filing Fee: $575.00

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Term: 4 years
District: countywide
Eligibility: Age 18; eligible to register to vote: resident of county; no more than two (2) member shall be elected from the same magisterial district; must have high school diploma or GED; must attend training prior to taking office; see WV Code 18- 5-1a for more eligibility and training requirements.
Salary: Members are paid at a rate not to exceed $160.00 per meeting and may not be paid for more than 50 meetings per fiscal year.
Filing Fee: $ 25.00

SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT SUPERVISOR

Term: 4 years
District: Countywide
Eligibility: Age 18; eligible to register to vote; must be a landowner within the county in which he or she is running for office; resident of county; must be an active or retired farmer with a minimum of five years farming experience; must have at least five (5) years of land management experience, or experience in other related fields; must have a strong working interest in the conservation of natural resources; must have a a knowledge of conservation best management practices either from practical or educational experience.
Salary: Contact WV Conservation Agency
Filing Fee: $10.00

STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Term: 4 years
Filing Fee: $10.00

DISTRICT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Term: 4 years
Filing Fee: $5.00

COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Term: 4 years
Filing Fee: $10.00