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  Tonkovich, Dan
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameDan Tonkovich
Address
Benwood, West Virginia , United States
EmailNone
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Born April 17, 1946
Died February 13, 2002 (55 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifiedRBH
Dec 22, 2012 11:06pm
Tags Imprisoned -
InfoHouse of Delegates, 1972-1976
State Senator, 1976-1989
State Senate President, 1985-1989
Ran for U.S. Congress, 1982
Ran for Governor, 1988

Convicted in 1990 of extortion, sentenced to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Whereas, The Honorable Dan R. Tonkovich was born April 17, 1946, the son of Clara (Offchinik) Tonkovich of Benwood and the late Daniel Tonkovich; and
Whereas, The Honorable Dan R. Tonkovich was a graduate of Bishop Donahue High School in McMechen. He received a B.A. degree from West Liberty State College and a M.P.A. degree from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University; and
Whereas, The Honorable Dan R. Tonkovich served his nation with pride and distinction in the United States Army Infantry in Vietnam; and
Whereas, The Honorable Dan R. Tonkovich was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1972 and 1974; and
Whereas, The Honorable Dan R. Tonkovich was elected to the West Virginia Senate from the 2nd Senatorial District in 1979. He was reelected to the Senate in 1980 and 1984; and
Whereas, The Honorable Dan R. Tonkovich was appointed Senate Majority Whip in 1981 and Senate Majority Leader in 1983; and
Whereas, In 1985, the Honorable Dan R. Tonkovich was elected the 45th President of the West Virginia Senate, the first senator from Marshall County elected to the office; and
Whereas, The Honorable Dan R. Tonkovich was named one of the "Outstanding Young Men of America" in 1974, 1976 and 1977; and
Whereas, The Honorable Dan R. Tonkovich served as President of the Bishop Donahue School Board and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1907 of Moundsville and Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Mt. Olivet; and
Whereas, The Honorable Dan R. Tonkovich was the proud father of three children, daughter Stacy Tonkovich of Charleston, Kaitlynn M. Tonkovich of Proctor and son Brandon D. Tonkovich of Proctor; therefore, be it

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  05/10/1988 WV Governor - D Primary Lost 4.28% (-33.68%)
  06/01/1982 WV District 1 - D Primary Lost 36.14% (-5.06%)
  11/04/1980 WV State Senate 02 Won 60.37% (+20.74%)
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