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April 23, 2014

Isaac Sponaugle seeking re-election to West Virginia House of Delegates

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Del. Isaac Sponaugle of Franklin announced recently that he will seek re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates for the 55th District. Sponaugle will be seeking his second term as delegate after having been first elected in 2012.

Sponaugle serves in several leadership roles within the House of Delegates, including the Committees of Agriculture, Judiciary, Natural Re-sources, Political Subdivisions and Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. Additionally, he has been appointed by the speaker of the House of Delegates to serve on the Statewide Select Committees of the West Virginia Law Institute and on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals’ Community Supervision Committee.

“I’ve worked hard to further the interests of the citizens of Hardy and Pendleton counties over the past two years,” Sponaugle said. “I have sponsored and supported bills that have become law, which include raising the minimum wage, in-creasing funding to volunteer fire departments to help pay their workers’ compensation coverage, reforming our public education and prison systems, limiting the liability of our dam owners and forming an emergency loan program for small businesses and protecting gun owners during declared state of emergencies. We’ve made real progress, but there is still a lot of work to be done.  I look forward to once again seeking the approval of the voters of Hardy and Pendleton counties so that I may continue to serve their interests in Charleston.”

Sponaugle is a lifelong resident of Pendleton County. Sponaugle graduated from Franklin High School in 1997 and received a bachelor of science degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from West Virginia University School of Business and Economics in 2001. Sponaugle received his doctor of jurisprudence from West Virginia University School of Law in 2004.  Sponaugle is a managing partner in the law firm of Sponaugle & Sponaugle, which is located in Franklin.

Sponaugle was elected by the citizens of the 15th Senatorial District to serve a four-year term on the West Virginia Democratic Executive Committee in 2010. Sponaugle was elected by the Pendleton County Democratic Executive Committee to serve as chairman in 2011.

Sponaugle is a member of the West Virginia State Bar Association, South Branch Valley Bar Association, Pendleton County Bar Association, Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce, Pendleton County Farm Bureau, lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Franklin Lions Club, Pendleton Masonic Lodge #144, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Knights Templar, Osiris Shriners, Potomac Highlands Shrine Club and a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church in Franklin.

Anyone wishing to contact the candidate may call 304-358-2337 or e-mail

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