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Key Votes

Joe Ellington, Jr.'s Voting Records

Full Name: Joe C. Ellington, Jr.
Office: State House (WV) - District 27, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 27
Primary May 13, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sharon; 4 Children: Dana, Alyssa, Erica, Joey
Birth Date: 05/12/1959
Birth Place: Flushing, NY
Home City: Princeton, WV
Religion: Catholic

West Virginia Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 8, 2014 SB 6 Authorizes Pharmacists to Refuse to Dispense Pseudophedrine without a Prescription Bill Passed - House
(63 - 34)
Feb. 25, 2014 HB 4001 Authorizes False Claims Lawsuits Bill Failed - House
(42 - 55)
Feb. 25, 2014 HB 4588 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House
(79 - 17)
Feb. 24, 2014 HB 4490 Amends Attorney General Conflict of Interest Laws Bill Passed - House
(52 - 44)
April 12, 2013 SB 371 Amends the State Prison System Bill Passed - House
(81 - 17)
April 3, 2013 HB 2805 Establishes a Public Campaign Financing Program for Supreme Court of Appeals Candidates Bill Passed - House
(70 - 29)
March 28, 2013 HB 2108 Classifies The Failure To Wear A Seatbelt As A Primary Offense Bill Passed - House
(55 - 44)
Feb. 20, 2013 HB 2434 Increases Compensation for Court Magistrates Bill Passed - House
(53 - 45)
March 10, 2012 HB 4486 Requires Insurance Policy Disclosure When a Claim is Filed Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(65 - 33)
Feb. 27, 2012 HB 4486 Requires Insurance Policy Disclosure When a Claim is Filed Bill Passed - House
(64 - 33)
Aug. 20, 2011 HB 201 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(56 - 39)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 5, 2011 SB 1006 Redistricing State Senate Bill Passed - House
(82 - 13)
Aug. 5, 2011 SB 1008 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(90 - 5)
March 2, 2011 HB 2732 Increased Fees for Lawsuits Bill Passed - House
(65 - 35)
March 2, 2011 HB 2879 One-Time Pay Raise for State Employees Bill Passed - House
(78 - 22)
March 2, 2011 HB 2946 Prescriptions for Methamphetamine Chemical Precursors Bill Passed - House
(77 - 23)
Feb. 4, 2011 HB 2562 Legalizing Mixed Martial Arts Bill Passed - House
(55 - 37)
Jan. 31, 2011 HB 2946 Prescriptions for Methamphetamine Chemical Precursors House Sponsor

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