State Government

36th Governor

Governor Jim Justice

Jim Justice (R)

Governor

Jim Justice serves as the 36th Governor of the great state of West Virginia. For more information visit the Governor’s Website.

CONTACT
Twitter: @WVGovernor
Website: governor.wv.gov

Office of the Governor
State Capitol
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305
Office Phone: (304) 558-2000 or (888) 438-2731
Governor’s Mansion: (304) 558-3588

  • More About Governor Justice

    James C. Justice, II was born April 27, 1951, to James Conley Justice and Edna Ruth Justice. He attended Raleigh County public schools and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1969, attended Greenbrier Military Academy as a post graduate. Governor Justice went to Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and was captain of the golf team for two years before earning his undergraduate degree and a Masters in Business Administration.

    The Governor joined his family’s business in 1976. Because of his strong interest in nature and the outdoors, he started Justice Family Farms in 1977 in beautiful Monroe County, West Virginia. Under his direction, Justice Farming Operations has grown to be a major agricultural enterprise. His companies farm more than 50,000 acres of corn, wheat, and soybeans in West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

    Gov. Justice is the largest farmer east of the Mississippi River. He is a long-time member of the National Corn Growers Association and a seven-time national corn growing champion. Jim, a passionate sportsman himself, developed Stoney Brook Plantation, a 15,000-acre hunting and fishing preserve in Monroe County, West Virginia. In 2016 Jim and his great bird dog companion, Lilly, bagged 73 grouse in our Mountain State.

    Upon the death of his father in 1993, Jim became the President and CEO of Bluestone Industries, Inc. and Bluestone Coal Corporation. Over the next 15 years, Jim launched a massive expansion of multiple businesses which included significant coal reserve expansion, Christmas tree farms, cotton gins, turfgrass operations, golf courses, timber enhancement and land projects just to mention a few. Before being elected governor, Jim was the president and CEO of 102 different companies.

    Governor Justice spent his career creating thousands of jobs and understands how to put people to work.

    During late 2008 and early 2009, Jim successfully negotiated the sale of Bluestone Industries, Inc. and affiliated companies, which comprised all of the family’s West Virginia coal mines at the time, to Mechel, OAO, one of Russia’s leading mining and metal companies. The Russian company failed, laid off coal miners, and was going to walk on their financial obligations.

    In 2015, Jim reacquired all of these Bluestone assets back from Mechel and, in a short time, reopened most of the mines and created more than 200 new mining jobs. Had Mr. Justice not stepped up, these mines would have stayed closed, back taxes would not have been paid, and UMWA pensioners would have been left in the cold.

    In 2009, Justice rescued The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, from bankruptcy. The workforce was facing deep cuts in jobs and benefits. Immediately after purchasing The Greenbrier, Jim Justice reversed many of the benefit cuts and invested in renovations and expansions. He brought major events like the PGA Tour, training camps for the NFL and NBA, and countless high-profile acts and conferences to The Greenbrier. As governor, he wants to do everything possible to put West Virginia in a positive light.

    Justice saw an opportunity to grow tourism in Raleigh County so he acquired The Resort at Glade Springs, Black Knight Country Club, and Brier Patch Golf Links.

    Governor Justice thinks big. In 2015, he started building a $1 billion dollar mountain complex with housing, skiing, and a championship golf course to bring the U.S. Open to West Virginia. It’s history in the making — something that has never been done before— a golf course designed by Gary Player, the late Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, and Jack Nicklaus, all in our great state. The Greenbrier is where Arnie got his first professional check and will be where he designed his last course.

    Jim has carried on his family’s tradition of being major supporters of youth programs in Southern West Virginia. Since 1992 he has been President of Beckley Little League. His participation has helped the program expand to over 1,000 kids playing on 80 teams. He has coached basketball teams of all ages for the past 36 years and is currently the head girls and boys basketball coach at Greenbrier East High School in Lewisburg, WV. On November 29, 2016, Jim was honored when he coached his 1,000th career win in basketball.

    As part of his involvement with the West Virginia Coal Association in the early 1990’s, Jim became Tournament Director of the Mountain State Coal Classic Basketball Tournament. The Classic was moved to Beckley and has enjoyed tremendous success by awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and direct support to participating schools. Jim used his contacts to bring sports greats to Beckley as guest speakers for the Classic, including: Hot Rod Hundley, Terry Bradshaw, Dick Vitale, Jerry West, Joe Theismann, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dr. “J” Julius Erving, Bo Jackson, Bob Pruett, Don Nehlen, Doc Holliday, Rich Rodriguez, Chad Pennington, Lou Holtz, Larry Bird, Bill Walton, John Elway, Bill Stewart, Shaq, Charles Barkley, Tim Tebow, Denny Hamlin, Sean Payton, Cam Newton and Pat White. The Tournament, now known as The Big Atlantic Classic has become even bigger and better.

    Giving back to the community is at the core of who the governor is. He is guided by his commitment to the Good Lord, his family, and helping West Virginia’s youth. Every Christmas, Jim puts on his custom made Santa Claus suit and visits local churches to give away $1 million in gifts to children in need.

    Jim was the 1998 Recipient of the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce’s Community Service Award as a result of his involvement with youth programs in the area, the 1998 Recipient of the “Spirit of Beckley” Award from the Beckley-Raleigh County YMCA, the 2000 recipient of the City of Hope Medical Center’s “Spirit of Life” award, the 2009 Charleston Gazette’s “West Virginian of the Year”. In 2010, he was named a “Distinguished West Virginian” by Governor (now Senator) Joe Manchin and the 2011 Honoree at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Blue Ridge Chapter “Dinner of Champions”. Jim was chosen Mountain Athletic Conference “Coach of the Year” and West Virginia High School “Coach of the Year” in 2012 and was named” West Virginian of the Year” in 2014 and again in 2016 by the Clarksburg Exponent Telegram.

    In May 2015, Jim announced his campaign to seek the office of governor of West Virginia. After 19 months on the campaign trail sharing his vision for transforming West Virginia, Jim was elected the 36th governor of West Virginia. He won with a broad coalition of support from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.

    Jim and his wife Cathy have been best friends since high school. Last year, they celebrated their 40th anniversary.

    The Governor and the First Lady have two children, James (Jay) C. Justice, III, a Virginia Tech graduate who runs the Justice family’s coal and agriculture operations, and Dr. Jill Justice, a graduate of Marshall University and The Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. Jill is now president of Greenbrier Hotel Corporation and practices at the Greenbrier Clinic.

    The Justice family has recently grown to include Jay’s wife, Catherine Grainger Justice, and Jill’s husband, Adam Long. Jim and Cathy live near downtown Lewisburg with Lucy, their Boston Terrier.

Local Government

House of Delegates

Tim Armstead

Tim Armstead (R - Kanawha, 40)

Speaker

Tim Armstead currently serves as the House Speaker and is Chair of the House Rules Committee. For more information visit Speaker Armstead’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV House District 40 Map

CONTACT
Email: armstead@wvhouse.gov
Twitter: @ArmsteadWV

Capitol Office:
Room 228M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3210

Home:
20 Pine Cone Drive
Elkview, WV 25071
Home Phone: (304) 965-5169
Business Phone: NA

Ron Walters

Ron Walters (R - Kanawha, 39)

Delegate

Ron Walters currently serves as delegate for the 39th District of Kanawha County and chairs the Pension and Retirement Committee. For more information visit Delegate Walter’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV House District 39 Map

CONTACT
Email: ron.walters@wvhouse.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 212E, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3194

Home:
P.O. Box 3665
Charleston, WV, 25336
Home Phone: (304) 542-1572
Business Phone: (304) 346-4823

Mike Pushkin

Mike Pushkin (D - Kanawha, 37)

Delegate

Mike Pushkin currently serves as delegate for the 37th District of Kanawha County and is minority vice chair of the Health Committee. For more information visit Delegate Pushkin’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV House District 37 Map

CONTACT
Email: mike.pushkin@wvhouse.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 6U-B, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3106

Home:
609 Hall Street
Charleston, WV, 25302
Home Phone: (304) 344-4339
Business Phone: (304) 989-6856

Roger Hanshaw

Roger Hanshaw (R - Clay, 33)

Delegate

Roger Hanshaw currently serves as delegate for the 33th District of Clay County and is chair of the Enrolled Bills Committee. For more information visit Delegate Hanshaw’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV House District 33 Map

CONTACT
Email: roger.hanshaw@wvhouse.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 408M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3252

Home:
5341 Wallback Road
Wallback, WV, 25285
Home Phone: (304) 587-9947
Business Phone: (304) 347-2115

Kayla Kessinger

Kayla Kessinger (R - Fayette, 32)

Delegate

Kayla Kessinger currently serves as delegate for the 32th District of Clay (part), Fayette, Kanawha (part), Nicholas (part) and Raleigh (part) County’s and is vice chair of the Select Committee on Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse. For more information visit Delegate Kessinger’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV House District 32 Map

CONTACT
Email: kayla.kessinger@wvhouse.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 227E, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3197

Home: 
1736 Kess Springs Court
Mount Hope, WV, 25880
Home Phone: (304) 719-7636
Business Phone: NA

Tom Fast

Tom Fast (R - Fayette, 32)

Delegate

Tom Fast currently serves as delegate for the 32th District of Clay (part), Fayette, Kanawha (part), Nicholas (part) and Raleigh (part) County’s and is chair of the Industry and Labor Committee. For more information visit Delegate Fast’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV House District 32 Map

CONTACT
Email: tom.fast@wvhouse.gov

Capitol Office: 
Room 220E, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3170

Home: 
P.O. Box 332
Fayetteville, WV, 25840
Home Phone: NA
Business Phone: (304) 574-0777

Shirley Love

Shirley Love (D - Fayette, 32)

Assistant Minority Whip

Shirley Love currently serves as delegate for the 32th District of Clay (part), Fayette, Kanawha (part), Nicholas (part) and Raleigh (part) County’s and is the Assistant Minority Whip. For more information visit Delegate Love’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV House District 32 Map

CONTACT
Email: shirley.love@wvhouse.gov

Capitol Office: 
Room 233E, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3337

Home: 
P.O. Box 1173
Oak Hill, WV, 25901
Home Phone: (304) 469-4425
Business Phone:

Local Government

State Senate

Donna J. Boley

Donna J. Boley (R - Pleasants, 03)

President Pro Tempore

Donna Boley currently serves as the President Pro Tempore and senator of the 3rd Senate District in Pleasants, Roane (part), Wirt and Wood and is Chair of the Confirmations Committee and Vice Chair of the Military Committee. For more information visit President Pro Tempore Boley’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV Senate District 03 Map

CONTACT
Email: donna.boley@wvsenate.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 206W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7905

Home:
2332 Greens Run Road
St. Marys, WV, 26170-9735
Home Phone: (304) 684-3266
Business Phone: (304) 684-3266

Michael T. Azinger

Michael T. Azinger (R - Wood, 03)

Senator

Michael T. Azinger currently serves as senator for the 3rd Senate District of Pleasants, Roane (part), Wirt and Wood County’s and is Chair of the Banking and Insurnace Committee and Vice Chair of the Interstate Cooperation Committee. For more information visit Senator Azinger’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV Senate District 03 Map

CONTACT
Email: mike.azinger@wvsenate.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 223W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7970

Home:
1007 51st Street
Vienna, WV, 26105
Home Phone: (304) 916-2177
Business Phone:

Mitch Carmichael

Mitch Carmichael (R - Jackson, 04)

President

Mitch Carmichael currently serves as President of the Senate and is senator for the 4th Senate District of Jackson, Mason, Putnam (part) and Roane (part) County’s and is Chair of the Rules Committee. For more information visit Senator Carmichael’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV Senate District 04 Map

CONTACT
Email: Mitch.Carmichael@wvsenate.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 227M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7801

Home: 
18 Colonial Drive
Ripley, WV, 25271 
Home Phone: 
(304) 372-4667
Business Phone:
 (304) 372-4667

Mark A. Drennan

Mark A. Drennan (R - Putnam, 04)

Senator

Mark A. Drennan currently serves as senator for the 4th Senate District of Jackson, Mason, Putnam (part) and Roane (part) County’s and serves on various committess. For more information visit Senator Drennan’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV Senate District 04 Map

CONTACT
Email: mark.drennan@wvsenate.gov

Capitol Office: 
Room 217W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7901

Home:
297 Glen Oaks Court
Hurricane, WV, 25526
Home Phone: (681) 235-9178
Business Phone: (304) 343-0728

Edward Gaunch

Edward Gaunch (R - Kanawha, 08)

Senator

Edward Gaunch currently serves as senator for the 8th Senate District of Kanawha (part) and Putnam (part) County’s and serves as Chair of the Government Organization Committee and the Vice Chair of the Pensions Committee. For more information visit Senator Gaunch’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV Senate District 08 Map

CONTACT
Email: ed.gaunch@wvsenate.gov

Capitol Office: 
Room 217W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7841

Home: 
524 Woodbridge Drive
Charleston, WV, 25311
Home Phone: (304) 345-9316
Business Phone: NA

Glenn D. Jefferies

Glenn D. Jeffries (R - Putnam, 08)

Senator

Glenn Jeffries currently serves as senator for the 8th Senate District of Kanawha (part) and Putnam (part) County’s and serves as various committees. For more information visit Senator Jeffries’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV Senate District 08 Map

CONTACT
Email: glenn.jeffries@wvsenate.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 229W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7866

Home: 
P.O. Box 10
Red House, WV, 25168
Home Phone: (304) 586-1156
Business Phone: (304) 989-2223

Douglas Facemire

Douglas Facemire (D - Braxton, 12)

Senator

Douglas Facemire currently serves as senator for the 12th Senate District of Braxton, Clay, Gilmer (part), Harrison, and Lewis County’s and serves on various committees. For more information visit Senator Facemire’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV Senate District 12 Map

CONTACT
Email: douglas.facemire@wvsenate.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 213W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7845

Home:
P.O. Box 215
Sutton, WV, 26601
Home Phone: (304) 765-2231
Business Phone: (304) 364-9903

Michael Romano

Michael J. Romano (D - Braxton, 12)

Senator

Michael Romano currently serves as senator for the 12th Senate District of Braxton, Clay, Gilmer (part), Harrison, and Lewis County’s and serves on various committees. For more information visit Senator Romano’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV Senate District 12 Map

CONTACT
Email: mike.romano@wvsenate.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 200W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7904

Home: 
128 South 2nd Street
Clarksburg, WV, 26301
Home Phone: (304) 624-1100
Business Phone: (304) 624-1100

Corey Palumbo

Corey Palumbo (D - Kanawha, 17)

Senator

Corey Palumbo currently serves as state senator for the 17th Senate District of Kanawha (part) County and is Minority Whip and serves on various committees. For more information visit Senator Palumbo’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV Senate District 17 Map

CONTACT
Email: corey.palumbo@wvsenate.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 209W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7854

Home:
1206 Williamsburg Way
Charleston, WV, 25314
Home Phone: (304) 746-7933
Business Phone: (304) 347-1781

Tom Takubo

Tom Takubo (R - Kanawha, 17)

Senator

Tom Takubo currently serves as state senator for the 17th Senate District of Kanawha (part) County and is Chair of the Health and Human Resources Committee. For more information visit Senator Takubo’s website at the WV Legislature.

WV Senate District 17 Map

CONTACT
Email: tom.takubo@wvsenate.gov

Capitol Office: 
Room 439M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7990

Home: 
101 Bowling Lane
Charleston, WV, 25314
Home Phone: (304) 306-4118
Business Phone: (304) 400-4545

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