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state legislator

Lawrence Brent Boggs is an American politician and a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 34 since January 1997.

Background

Boggs, Lawrence Brent was born on December 18, 1955 in Fairmont, West Virginia, United States. Son of Charles D. and Ethel M. (Westfall) Boggs.

Education

Boggs earned his AS from Glenville State College.

Career

2012 Boggs was unopposed for both the May 8, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 3,110 votes, and the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 4,741 votes. 1996 Boggs was initially elected to the District 34 seat in the 1996 Democratic Primary and the November 5, 1996 General election. 2002 Boggs was unopposed for both the 2002 Democratic Primary and the November 5, 2002 General election.

2006 Boggs was unopposed for both the 2006 Democratic Primary and the November 7, 2006 General election. 2010 Boggs was unopposed for both the May 11, 2010 Democratic Primary, winning with 2,773 votes, and the November 2, 2010 General election, winning with 4,131 votes.

Achievements

  • 1998 Boggs was challenged in the 1998 Democratic Primary and won the November 3, 1998 General election against Republican nominee Alfred Lipps. 2000 Boggs was unopposed for the 2000 Democratic Primary and won the November 7, 2000 General election against Republican nominee Joseph Brannon. 2004 Boggs was unopposed for the 2004 Democratic Primary and won the November 2, 2004 General election against Republican nominee Bradley Shingler.

    2008 Boggs was unopposed for the May 13, 2008 Democratic Primary, winning with 4,504 votes, and won the November 4, 2008 General election with 5,206 votes (834%) against Republican nominee Larry Bright.

Religion

The two greatest commandments are to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind" and to "love your neighbor as yourself.".

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value for one another and contradicts the Christian teaching.

Membership

Member, trustee Gassaway Baptist Church. Board directors Mountaineer Food Bank, Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Appalachian Area Agency on Aging, Central West Virginia Aging Services, Inc. President board directors Gilmer-Braxton Technology Research Zone.

Member of National Rifle Association, Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers, Braxton County Gun Owners Association, West Virginia Farm Bureau, Sons of America Legion, Beni Kedem Shrine, Scottish Rite Bodies, Masons.

Connections

Married Jean Ann Walker. Children: Jessica, Justin.

father:
Charles D. Boggs

mother:
Ethel M. (Westfall) Boggs

spouse:
Jean Ann Walker

child:
Jessica Boggs

child:
Justin Boggs