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John Overington

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Preceded by  District created
Nationality  American
Party  Republican Party
Succeeded by  Walter Duke
Role  American Politician
Succeeded by  Isaac Sponaugle
Name  John Overington
Preceded by  John Doyle
Political party  Republican

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Born  June 5, 1946 (age 69) Laurel, Maryland (1946-06-05)
Education  George Washington University
Residence  Hundred, West Virginia, United States

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John Overington (born June 5, 1946 in Laurel, Maryland) is an American politician and a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 62 since January 1999. Overington served consecutively from January 1985 until January 2003 and from January 2003 until January 2013 in the District 54 and District 55 seats.



Overington earned his BS in chemistry from Washington College with graduate studies in philosophy at George Washington University.


  • 1980s and early 1990s Overington was initially elected in the 1984 Republican Primary and the November 6, 1984 General election and was re-elected in the general elections of November 8, 1988, November 6, 1990, November 3, 1992, November 8, 1994, and November 5, 1996.
  • 1998 Overington was unopposed for the 1998 Republican Primary and won the November 3, 1998 General election against Democratic nominee Laura Rose.
  • 2000 Overington and returning 1998 Democratic challenger Laura Rose were both challenged in their 2000 primaries, but won, setting up a rematch; Overington won the November 7, 2000 General election against Rose.
  • 2002 Redistricted to District 55, and with incumbent Representative John Doyle redistricted to District 57, Overington was unopposed for the 2002 Republican Primary and won the November 5, 2002 General election against Mountain Party candidate Vince George.
  • 2004 Overington was unopposed for both the 2004 Republican Primary and the November 2, 2004 General election.
  • 2006 Overington was unopposed for both the 2006 Republican Primary and the November 7, 2006 General election.
  • 2008 Overington was unopposed for both the May 13, 2008 Republican Primary, winning with 1,514 votes, and the November 4, 2008 General election, winning with 6,686 votes.
  • 2010 Overington was unopposed for the May 11, 2010 Republican Primary, winning with 652 votes, and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 3,648 votes (60.6%) against Democratic nominee Donn Marshall.
  • 2012: Redistricted to District 62, Overington was unopposed for both the May 8, 2012 Republican Primary, winning with 848 votes, and the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 5,024 votes.
  • 2014: Overington won re-election to the 62nd District, defeating opponent Democrat Kris Loken.
  • 2016: Overington was once again elected to the House, defeating Democratic challenger Christy Santana by a wide margin.
  • References

    John Overington Wikipedia

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