The House of Delegates District 29 has been claimed by incumbent Brandon Steele (R). Steele ran for re-election against Xavier Oglesby (D), winning by 68.7 percent, 2,454 votes, to 31.3 percent, 1,118 votes. Steele was first appointed to District 29, which covers parts of Raleigh County, in 2018 after defeating his opposing candidate Rick Moye (D) by a margin of 4.6 percent. This will be Steele’s second term in the House of Delegates.
During his time representing District 29, Steele has focused on issues such as criminal justice and public safety, drug policy, the economy, taxes and budgeting. As a prosecuting attorney prior to resigning to run for the 2018 election, Steele has continually expressed a passion for the Criminal Justice System, specifically the effects that the drug crisis has had on the state.
Within the last year, Steele was assigned to the Judiciary Committee; Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Committee; and the Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.
“I want to thank my supporters for having the confidence to send me to Charleston again to do their will and do what is best for our State,” Steele told Lootpress.
“I couldn’t do this without the support of my wife, Brianne, my family, and our entire community. I am always humbled by the graciousness and goodwill of the people of the 29th. They are the best people on the Earth and my only hope is to make them proud.”