"I think for too long we've had complacent legislators who have been satisfied with the status quo and I'm so proud that I'll be able to offer a fresh approach," Raines said.
In the 36th District, incumbent Democrats Mark Hunt, Danny Wells and Nancy Guthrie each retained their seats, beating Republicans Robin Holstein, Stevie Thaxton and Steve Sweeney.
Hunt earned 9,250 votes, followed by Wells at 9,137, Guthrie at 9,137, Holstein at 7,699, Thaxton at 6,262 and Sweeney at 5,992.
Among other House districts, Charleston Democratic Delegate Meshea Poore handily defeated Mountain Party challenger Derrick Westley Shaffer by an 88 to 12 percent margin in Charleston's 37th District.
In the northern part of the county, incumbent Republican Delegates Tim Armstead, Ron Walters and Patrick Lane each were re-elected.
Armstead was unopposed in the 40th District, while Walters and Lane both beat their Democratic challengers Virginia "Ginny" Moles and Clint Casto by 65 to 35 percent margins in the 38th and 39th Districts.
Republicans did pick up a seat in the 13th House District, which covers portions of Jackson, Mason and Putnam counties. Incumbent Democrat Brady Paxton was leading with 28 percent of the votes with 92 percent of precincts in. Republican Scott Cadle, who earned 26 percent of the vote, took the district's second seat.
The district's other incumbent Democrat, Delegate Helen Martin, came in fourth behind Brian "Scotty" Scott, earning only 21 percent of the vote.
In the open 14th District, Republican Jim Butler defeated Democrat Jimmie Wood by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin with 95 percent of precincts reporting.
With 83 percent of precincts in, Democrats Josh Stowers, the incumbent Lincoln County delegate, and Jeff Eldridge secured the two seats in the 22nd House District covering portions of Lincoln, Putnam, Kanawha and Logan counties.
Stowers and Eldridge had 32 and 28 percent of the vote, respectively, ahead of Republicans Michel Moffatt at 22 percent and Gary Johngrass at 18 percent.
Incumbent Democratic Delegates Margaret Staggers, Dave Perry and John Pino were each re-elected in the 32nd District, which covers portions of Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Nicholas and Raleigh counties.
Staggers earned 31 percent of the vote, followed by Perry and Pino who both drew 30 percent. Mountain Party candidate Tighe Bullock fell short, drawing only 9 percent of the vote.
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