John Rose, Jr.
Summary: longtime West Virginia state lawmaker and GOP congressional candidate who had recently ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election for the District 47 seat of the West Virginia House of Delegates as a Republican nominee and would have also faced against Democratic incumbent Mary M. Poling in the 2012 general election.
Cause of Death: Crushed to death by a falling tree during Hurricane Sandy
Born: March 6, 1952
Died: October 30, 2012
Location: Mossy, West Virginia