Delegate Denise Campbell has been in the West Virginia House of Delegates since 2011. She was elected to the House in November 2010 and started her first term the following year. She was re-elected to the 43rd District seat in November 2012 and represents citizens in Randolph and Pocahontas counties.
"I like to help other people, and I wanted to represent the citizens of rural West Virginia," Campbell said about why she decided to run for office.
Campbell considers herself a "voice for the concerns of rural West Virginia."
She said she is the person who can bring the perspective of Randolph and Pocahontas citizens to Charleston.
This perspective has manifested itself in issues such as road creation and repair, health care access, education, attracting and retaining good teachers and the welfare of senior citizens and children with disabilities.
One piece of legislation Campbell is most proud of is a bill that mandates health insurance for children with disabilities. She also expressed her satisfaction with the Mine Safety Bill.
She currently is working on a committee that is responding to the recent West Virginia educational audit. She is vice chair of both the Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Committee and the Economic and Small Business Committee.
In addition to being a House member, she is also a registered nurse and a licensed home administrator who works for the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center.