West Virginia

West Virginia

  Voting Population

Eligibility (78.7% eligible to vote)
West Virginia, which seceded from Virginia (which itself had seceded from the Union) during the Civil War, became its own state in June 1863. It and Nevada were the only states admitted during the War, although Kansas became a state in early 1861, just a couple months before the hostilities began. The state has shifted several times between supporting the Democratic or Republican party in its history, with each shift tending to last a generation or more. Primarily Republican from 1900 until the Great Depression, the state was then reliably Democratic, with few exceptions through Bill Clinton's 2nd election in 1996. Since then, the state has become solidly Republican, with that party winning by an increasing margin in each election from 2000 through 2016. In the most recent election, Donald Trump's populist message deeply resonated with voters in a state that is struggling economically. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by over 42%, his 2nd largest margin of victory, behind only Wyoming.

West Virginia has 5 Electoral College votes to cast in Presidential elections.

State Capital: Charleston, WV   •   2020 Population: 1,778,070   •   US Representatives: 3

  Recent Election Results

Leaning
62%
Republican
2016 Presidential (33.7% voted Republican)
2012 Presidential (16.4% voted Democratic)
2016 US Senate
2016 US House
2016 Gubernatorial

 Current Elected Officials

This is the list of elected officials for West Virginia. This includes roles such as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, US and state senators and house representatives.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Joe Manchin III Profile Picture
 Joe Manchin III
U.S. Senator
306 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-3954
     
Shelley Moore Capito Profile Picture
 Shelley Moore Capito
U.S. Senator
172 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-6472
     
Jim Justice Profile Picture
 Jim Justice
Governor of West Virginia
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
 (304) 558-2000
     
Kent Leonhardt Profile Picture
 Kent Leonhardt
WV Commissioner of Agriculture
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 23505
 (304) 558-3550
     
Evan H. Jenkins Profile Picture
 Evan H. Jenkins
WV Supreme Court of Appeals Justice
1900 Kanawha Blvd E Bldg 1 Rm E-301
Charleston, WV 25305
 (304) 558-4811
 evan.jenkins@courtswv.gov
     
Elizabeth
 Elizabeth "Beth" D. Walker
WV Supreme Court of Appeals Justice
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
 (304) 558-2602
 beth.walker@courtswv.gov
     
William R. Wooton Profile Picture
 William R. Wooton
WV Supreme Court of Appeals Justice
1900 Kanawha Blvd E Bldg 1 Rm E-308
Charleston, WV 25305
 (304) 558-2606
 bill.wooton@courtswv.gov
     
Tim Armstead Profile Picture
 Tim Armstead
WV Supreme Court of Appeals Justice
1900 Kanawha Blvd E Bldg 1 Rm E-306
Charleston, WV 25305
 (304) 558-2604
     
John A. Hutchison Profile Picture
 John A. Hutchison
WV Supreme Court of Appeals Justice
1900 Kanawha Blvd E Bldg 1 Rm E-305
Charleston, WV 25305
 (304) 558-4282
     
Patrick Morrisey Profile Picture
 Patrick Morrisey
WV Attorney General
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
 (304) 558-2021
 info@wvago.us
     
John B.
 John B. "JB" McCuskey
WV State Auditor
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East Building 1 Room W-100
Charleston, WV 25305
 (304) 558-2251
     
Riley Moore Profile Picture
 Riley Moore
WV State Treasurer
1900 Kanawha Boulevard Room E-145
Charleston, WV 25305
 (304) 558-5000
 wvtreasury@wvsto.gov
     
Mac Warner Profile Picture
 Mac Warner
WV Secretary of State
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
 (304) 558-6000
 mwarner@wvsos.gov
     

While the President and Vice President are the only elected officials at the National level, there are hundreds of other positions appointed by the President himself.

West Virginia will cast 5 Electoral College votes in the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Joseph R. Biden Profile Picture
 Joseph R. Biden
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
   
Kamala D. Harris Profile Picture
 Kamala D. Harris
Vice President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
   

 Elected Role Descriptions

Auditor:

The Auditor General is the chief fiscal watchdog of the commonwealth. This person is responsible for using annual audits to ensure that all government money is spent legally and properly.

Treasurer:

Typically, the Treasurer's duties include financial management and oversight of the particular department of which he or she manages. A Treasurer may also manage or oversee the financial affairs of the organization, often including tasks as selecting a bank, reconciling bank statements, and managing cash flow.

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