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Linda S. Sumner, American state legislator. Member of Woman's Club Beckley, West Virginia Education Association, Civitan Club, Delta Kappa Gamma (1st vice president 1995).

Background

Sumner, Linda S. was born on December 1, 1951 in Beckley, West Virginia, United States.

Education

Sumner earned her BA from Morris Harvey College (now the University of Charleston) and her MA from West Virginia University.

Career

Sumner served consecutively from January 2003 until January 2013 in a District 27 seat. 2002 To challenge District 27's five incumbent Democratic Representatives, Sumner ran in the five-way 2002 Republican Primary and was elected in the ten-way five-position November 5, 2002 General election alongside Democratic incumbents Robert S. Kiss, Virginia Mahan, Sally Susman, and Ron Thompson, and unseating Representative Warren McGraw (D). 2004 Sumner was challenged in the eight-way 2004 Republican Primary, but placed, and was re-elected in the ten-way five-position November 2, 2004 General election.

2006 When Representative Susman ran for West Virginia Senate and Kiss retired leaving two district seats open, Sumner was challenged in the eight-way 2006 Republican Primary and was re-elected in the ten-way five-position November 7, 2006 General election alongside incumbents Mahan (D) and Thompson (D) and Democratic nominees Mel Kessler and Rick Moye. 2008 Sumner was challenged in the six-way May 13, 2008 Republican Primary, where she placed first with 3,155 votes (255%), and placed first in the ten-way five-position November 4, 2008 General election with 17,218 votes (134%) ahead of incumbent Moye (D), returning Representative Bill Wooten (D), incumbents Susman (D) and Mahan (D), Democratic nominee Louis Gall, and Republican nominees Jeffrey Pack, Dereck Severt, Philip Stevens, and Albert Honaker. 2010 Sumner placed first in the four-way May 11, 2010 Republican Primary with 2,091 votes (302%), and placed first in the nine-way five-position November 2, 2010 General election with 13,784 votes (143%) ahead of Republican nominee Rick Snuffer, incumbent Moye (D), Republican nominee John O'Neal, incumbent Wooten (D), unseating Democratic incumbents Susman, Kessler, and Mahan, and Republican nominee Richard Franklin.

Membership

Member of Woman's Club Beckley, West Virginia Education Association, Civitan Club, Delta Kappa Gamma (1st vice president 1995).