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Evan Jenkins
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U.S. House, West Virginia, District 3
In office
January 3, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 0
PredecessorNick Rahall (D)
Base salary$174,000/ year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia State Senate District 5
West Virginia State House of Delegates
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida, 1983
J.D.Cumberland School of Law
Date of birthSeptember 12, 1960
Place of birthHuntington, W.Va.
Office website
Campaign website
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Evan H. Jenkins (b. September 12, 1960, in Huntington, W.Va.) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of West Virginia. Jenkins represents West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District. He was first elected on November 4, 2014.


Jenkins earned his B.S. from the University of Florida in 1983. He then earned his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law, and he currently works as an attorney. He was the CEO of the West Virginia Medical Foundation, and he taught business law as an instructor at Marshall University. Jenkins served in the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002 and served until 2014. He was also the former co-chairman of the Health Care Committee in the West Virginia State Chamber of Commerce.[1] Jenkins also served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1994 to 1998.

On July 31, 2013, Jenkins switched his affiliation from Democratic to Republican, and he announced that he was running for the U.S. House against incumbent Nick Rahall (D).[2] Jenkins defeated Rahall in the general election on November 4, 2014.


Below is an abbreviated outline of Jenkins' academic, professional and political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Jenkins does not currently serve on any committees.[4]

West Virginia Senate


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jenkins served on the following committees:

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Pensions, Chair
Health and Human Resources, Vice Chair
Energy, Industry and Mining
Banking and Insurance
Government Organization
Minority Issues, Chair
Pensions and Retirement, Chair
Health, Vice Chair
Children, Juveniles and Other Issues
Joint Government Organization
Joint Judiciary
Veterans' Affairs


During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jenkins served on the following committees:


During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jenkins served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Jenkins highlighted the following issues on his website:[5]

  • Coal: President Obama and his EPA are waging a War on Coal, and Evan will fight it tooth and nail. He’ll strongly oppose Obama’s cap-and-trade scheme, a carbon tax and job-killing EPA regulations. Evan understands that in West Virginia, coal is not just our economic lifeblood – it makes us who we are. In the state legislature, Jenkins has supported numerous measures to protect the health, safety and pensions of West Virginia coal miners, and he is firmly opposed to any cuts to the Federal Black Lung Benefit Program.
  • Middle-class Jobs: Growing up in the shadow of Huntington’s once-proud manufacturing plants, Evan will help keep jobs here in America. He understands that stringent federal regulations on small businesses and a burdensome tax system are preventing West Virginia industry from expanding operations and creating new jobs.
  • Obamacare: Evan knows that ObamaCare will cost trillions, raise premiums and kill jobs. As the disastrous implementation of Obama’s health law has proved, this is a classic boondoggle that will greatly damage our health care system. Evan will lead efforts to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with common sense health care reforms that will improve access to quality health care and preserve your doctor-patient relationship.
  • Fiscal Conservative: Evan knows we most end the ‘tax and spend’ ways of Washington.  Our nation’s $17 Trillion deficit is mortgaging the future of our children and grandchildren and must stop.  He believes we must live within our means and tax relief, not tax increases, is what we need to get our country moving in the right direction.
  • Traditional Values: Evan knows that life begins at conception and is firm in his convictions. He supported West Virginia’s Defense of Marriage Act clearly recognizing  that marriage is between one man and woman, and will always defend your constitutionally guaranteed 2nd Amendment rights.


—Evan Jenkins,


Jenkins supported the repeal of Obamcare, and stated that he would replace the law.[7]

Cap and trade

Jenkins opposed federal cap and trade restrictions on coal emissions.[8]



See also: West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District was one of Ballotpedia's U.S. House battleground districts in 2014 because of incumbent Nick Rahall's vulnerability as a Democrat serving in a Republican district. Fairvote projections showed the district as only slightly favoring Democrats, but Cook PVI showed the district as heavily favoring Republicans.[9][10] In addition, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won the district by 26.8 percentage points in 2012, and Sen. John McCain won the district by 13.4 percentage points in 2008. The race was rated a "Tossup" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[11]

Rahall defeated Richard Ojeda in the Democratic primary on May 13, 2014.[12] Rahall was defeated by West Virginia state Senator Evan Jenkins (R), a former Democrat, who switched parties in July 2013 to challenge Rahall, in the general election. Jenkins ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 13, 2014.

Election results

U.S. House, West Virginia District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Nick Rahall Incumbent 44.6% 62,688
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEvan Jenkins 55.4% 77,713
Total Votes 140,401
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State

Race background

Party switch

Jenkins switched his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican on July 31, 2013, and he announced his run for West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District on the same day.[2] “I am leaving Barack Obama’s party to become a Republican and run for Congress against Nick Rahall. West Virginia is under attack from President Obama and a Democratic Party that our parents and grandparents would not recognize,” Jenkins explained.[13]

The party switch was anticipated by state Democrats who stripped Jenkins of his leadership posts in the West Virginia State Senate and found a replacement for him prior to the announcement.[14] U.S. Representative Nick Rahall (D), who first entered Congress in 1977 and was the target of Jenkins' run for Congress and national Republicans, told Politico prior to Jenkins' announcement that he expected Jenkins to switch parties and run against him.[14][13][15] When asked about the switch Rahall said, "Flip-flop. How many times is Evan Jenkins going to switch parties?" in reference to Jenkins' switch from Republican to Democratic party affiliation in February 1993 before winning a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1994.[13][2] Rahall also said, referring to his 2010 opponent who also switched parties prior to running against Rahall, "I’ve dealt with traitors before and I’ll deal with traitors again."[13][16]

The switch generated sharply different reactions from Democrats and Republicans. The West Virginia Republican Party chair Conrad Lucas said that "Senator Jenkins is the finest example of an elected official who sees that West Virginia's future must take precedence over the parties of the past."[16] Jenkins also received a warm welcome from prominent Republican party leaders Speaker John Boehner, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and former House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy.[17] In contrast, the Democratic party chair Larry Puccio said, "When Washington Republican money came a knockin', Jenkins went a walkin'."[16] He also said that Jenkins was "only loyal to the dollar" and "Washington Republican money."[16][2]


Jenkins and Rahall donated to each other's campaigns in recent election cycles.[18]

NRCC "On the Radar"

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Jenkins to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that made this list were set to receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[19][20]

NRCC's "Young Guns"

Jenkins was added to the Republican Party’s 2014 "Young Guns" top 10 list of candidates for the House. According to the National Republican Congressional Committee, candidates were added to the list by demonstrating "their ability to build a formidable campaign structure and achieve important goals and benchmarks.”[21]


Jenkins was endorsed by the following:[22]

  • Former Governor Mike Huckabee
  • West Virginia Coal Association
  • National Right to Life
  • American Medical Association
  • West Virginia Hospital Association
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • West Virginia Farm Bureau
  • West Virginians for Life
  • Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Bluefield Daily Telegraph
  • Charleston Daily Mail


Rahall v. Jenkins
Poll Nick Rahall Evan JenkinsNot SureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Harper Polling
October 7-8, 2014
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group
May 26-28, 2014
AVERAGES 48% 44.5% 7.5% +/-4.41 530
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to
Potential general election match-up
Poll Nick Rahall (D) Evan Jenkins (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
DMF Research
April 22-27, 2014
Garin-Hart-Yang Research
April 15-16, 2014
Tarrance Group
March 3-5, 2014
AVERAGES 46.67% 44.33% 9% +/-5.03 401.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to
Sabato's Crystal Ball

Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball, changed West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District from “Toss-Up” to “Leans Republican” in April 2014. Kondik listed the following reasons for the change: the Tarrance Group poll above, the false rumor that Rahall considered retiring, "the overwhelming support voters gave to Mitt Romney in 2012" in the third district and Rahall's inability to separate himself from Obama, who was largely unpopular in the district.[23]


"Worry," an ad released by House Majority PAC on March 11, 2014, featured a West Virginia coal-mining family warning "we both could get hurt" if Evan Jenkins, wins the race. The ad claimed that Jenkins “vowed to repeal black lung benefits” and “supports letting insurance companies charge women more for healthcare.”[24] called the claims "bogus" explaining that, although Jenkins has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, doing so would not repeal the Federal Black Lung Benefits Program.[25] Jenkins supported repealing and replacing the ACA, but he did not explain how he would replace it. According to Jenkins’ website, "he is firmly opposed to any cuts to the Federal Black Lung Benefit Program."[26] Jenkins’ campaign also explained that he "would support a replacement bill that prohibits gender-based ratings when setting premiums."[25] “The fight comes down to who would better protect the expanded black lung protections that the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., added to the Affordable Care Act,” according to[27]

Jenkins responded to "Worry" by releasing his first ad, "Backbone," which attacked Rahall and House Majority PAC for their false claims in the "Worry" ad. After citing's argument that the claims made by Rahall and HMP were "bogus," the narrator said, "Nick Rahall, a lying politician, just like Obama."[28]

"Worry," and "Backbone" set the tone for the negative ads that West Virginians were bombarded with during the 2014 election season. Attacking "New York billionaires" for telling lies about Rahall's record was the major theme that ran through the pro-Rahall ads. Rahall and House Majority PAC released ads defending Rahall's record on coal and portraying Jenkins as an "outsider" tied to New York money in comparison with Rahall, a native West Virginian. Protecting coal, highlighting how Obamacare hurt West Virginians and making the argument that Rahall hurt the coal industry were the major themes of the pro-Jenkins ads. Jenkins received help from Americans for Prosperity, the American Energy Alliance and the National Republican Congressional Committee who released ads in support of Jenkins.

"Worry” & "Backbone"

House Majority PAC's March 2014 ad, "Evan Jenkins - Worry."

"Evan Jenkins: Backbone."

Rahall's April 2014 ad, "Cecil 30."

Rahall's May 2014 ad, "My Home."

Rahall's June 2014 ad, "Bipartisan."
  • In April 2014, Rahall launched an ad featuring Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers Association. In the ad, Roberts accused "billionaires of telling lies about Rahall.”
  • In May and June 2014, Rahall released the ads, "My Home" and "Bipartisan." Each ad chastised "New York billionaires" for telling lies about Rahall's voting record.

Rahall's July 2014 ad, "West Virginians."

Rahall's September 2014 ad, "Ron and Libby."

Rahall's September 2014 ad, "Jackie."
  • Rahall's July 2014 ad once again tied Evan Jenkins to "New York billionaires" and highlighted Jenkins' vote against raising the minimum wage in West Virginia. The narrator said, "Nick Rahall believes that anyone willing to work hard should be paid a decent wage, and that Medicare should never be privatized." The ad failed to acknowledge that Jenkins initially voted for raising the minimum wage on March 7, 2014.[29] Jenkins then voted against a revised version of the bill. On May 21, 2014, Jenkins voted for the final revision of the bill to raise the minimum wage, which Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law.[30]
  • Rahall's September 2014 ad, "Ron and Libby," featured coal miner Ron Pauley. Pauley said, "We have a saying in the mines, whose side are you on? We know Nick Joe Rahall is on our side. But Evan Jenkins can’t be trusted. He’s not on the side of the coal miners. He’s on the side of the billionaires.”
  • Rahall's September 2014 ad, "Jackie," accused Evan Jenkins of vowing to take away federal black lung benefits from coal miners., wrote that the ad "distorts the facts and misrepresents Jenkins’ position on black lung benefits."[31]

Rahall's September 2014 ad, "Our Way."

Rahall's September 2014 ad, "Preserve."

Rahall's September 2014 ad, "Straightshooter."
  • In "Our Way," Rahall promised to protect coal and once again tied Jenkins to "billionaires."
  • In "Preserve," Rahall highlighted his support for the 2nd Amendment.
  • In "Straightshooter," Sen. Joe Manchin argued that Rahall should be re-elected to Congress.
"Listens" lies

Rahall's June 2014 ad "Listens," attacked Evan Jenkins' stance on Medicare. The ad received “Four Pinocchios” from the Washington Post for misusing a Jenkins' quote and for suggesting that Jenkins wants to raise Medicare premiums on senior citizens. Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post wrote, “It’s really time for Democrats to drop these repeated 'Mediscare' references to a supposed $6,000 increase in premiums. It is so out of date as to be laughable. But even without that claim, the use of Jenkins’ quote about Medicaid to make broad charges about Medicare is a ridiculous and misleading mix-up of policies. The Rahall campaign should be ashamed of this ad.”[32]


Rahall's June 2014 ad, "Listens."

House Majority PAC
See also: House Majority PAC

House Majority PAC's December 2013 ad, "Cannot Change."

House Majority PAC's March 2014 ad, "Nick Rahall - Stick."

House Majority PAC's April 2014 ad, "WV-03: Evan Jenkins - Spill."
  • House Majority PAC as of July 2014 has spent more in West Virginia's 3rd congressional district election than in any other 2014 race.[33]
  • House Majority PAC launched an ad buy on December 10, 2013, for Nick Rahall (D).[34] The ad ran throughout southern West Virginia for ten days and cost approximately $150,000.[34] “Right-wing, Koch Brothers-funded groups are spending big to prop up a two-time party-switcher, but Mountaineers know Nick Rahall is a fighter for southern West Virginia,” said Andy Stone, communications director for House Majority PAC.[34]
  • House Majority PAC released another $65,000 ad buy in March 2014 defending Rahall's record on coal.[35][36] In the ad, a man identified as retired coal miner Rick Ryan attacked “New York billionaires” for paying for attack ads against Rahall.[35] “Nick Rahall isn’t against coal. He saved my job and 500 others when he stopped Washington from closing the Hobet Mine...Those billionaires want you to vote for Evan Jenkins, a man the Gazette called a ‘shill’ for insurance companies,” Ryan said in the ad.[35]
  • House Majority PAC released a $65,000 ad buy in April 2014. "Spill" accused Jenkins of delaying a water safety bill. The ad also tied Jenkins to the Koch bothers.[37]

House Majority PAC's April 2014 ad, "WV-03: Evan Jenkins - 'Counting'."

House Majority PAC, "WV-03: Evan Jenkins - 'Crystal Ball'."
  • House Majority PAC's ads "Counting" and "Crystal Ball" both tied Jenkins to "New York billionaires" once again. Each ad noted that outside groups donated more than $1 million dollars to Jenkins' campaign.

Evan Jenkins' June 2014 ad, "Exist."

Evan Jenkins' August 2014 ad, "Parked."

Evan Jenkins' October 2014 ad, "Bribes."

  • In the ad "Exist," Jenkins promised West Virginians that he will fight Obama's attacks on the coal industry, if he is elected.
  • In the ad, "Parked," Jenkins argued that Rahall has been "parked" in Congress and has not done much to help West Virginians.
  • Jenkins' ad, "Bribes," accused Rahall of "killing coal" and "taking bribes."

Evan Jenkins' October 2014 ad, "Punishing."
  • In the ad, "Punishing," Jenkins attacked Rahall's record on the carbon tax and medicare.
Americans for Prosperity
See also: Americans for Prosperity

Americans for Prosperity's February 2014 ad, "Tell Rep. Rahall to Stop Obamacare."

Americans for Prosperity's ad, "Your Plan Has Been Cancelled."

Americans for Prosperity's April 2014 ad, "Christina's Story: End Rahall's War on Coal."
  • Americans for Prosperity released an April 2014 ad titled, "Christina's Story: End Rahall's War on Coal." In the ad, Christina, the wife of a coal miner who lost his job, said, "Nick Rahall let coal mining families down."
American Energy Alliance

American Energy Alliance's April 2014 ad, "Killing Coal."

American Energy Alliance's June 2014 ad, "Rahall Not Doing Enough."
  • The American Energy Alliance released the TV ad, "Killing Coal," which tied Nick Rahall to "anti-coal extremists." The ad was released on April 1, 2014, and the campaign was backed by a $113,000 buy.[39]
  • The American Energy Alliance released the ad, "Rahall Not Doing Enough," in July 2014. The ad tied Rahall to Obama's energy policies that have hurt West Virginia's coal industry.

NRCC's August 2013 ad, "Nick Rahall's Betrayal."

NRCC's September 2014 ad, "Rahall's Record (60)."
  • The National Republican Congressional Committee released an ad in August 2013 that highlighted how Rahall betrayed West Virginians by becoming loyal to Washington D.C., voting for a carbon tax that hurt the coal industry and by attending an event where "environmentalists praised Obama's War on Coal." The ad concluded by directing viewers to the website Rahall for Congress. The site makes the argument that Rahall has joined the "War on Coal."
  • The National Republican Congressional Committee released an ad in September 2014 featuring coal miner Joe McCormick. McCormick said, "When Nick Rahall votes with Barack Obama, that tells me that Nick Rahall don’t really care about Southern West Virginia. He don’t care about us coal miners."
Freedom Partners

Freedom Partners Action Fund's September 2014 ad, "Lifeblood."

Freedom Partners Action Fund's October 2014 ad, "FPAF - Coal Miners."
Counter PAC

CounterPAC: "Who's Pulling Nick Rahall's Strings?"


See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Evan Jenkins was re-elected to the West Virginia State Senate, District 5. He won the primary on May 11 and ran unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[40][41][42]

West Virginia State Senate, District 5 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Evan Jenkins (D) 19,813 100%
West Virginia State Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Evan H. Jenkins (D) 5,490 66.27%
John Leslie Cummings (D) 2,185 26.38%
Kevin Scott Regan (D) 609 7.35%


On November 7, 2006, Jenkins won re-election to the West Virginia State Senate, District 5.

Jenkins raised $137,036 for his campaign, while Thomas Scott raised $64,952.[43]

West Virginia Senate, District 5 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Evan Jenkins (D) 16,502
Thomas Scott 9,257

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Jenkins' reports.[44]

Evan Jenkins (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[45]October 15, 2013$0$207,285$(10,342)$196,941
Year End[46]January 31, 2014$196,941$202,189$(32,012)$367,118
April Quarterly[47]April 15, 2014$367,118.19$193,529.93$(48,385.86)$512,262.26
July Quarterly[48]July 15, 2014$438,354.98$485,175.38$(234,705.05)$688,825.31
October Quarterly[49]October 15, 2014$688,825.31$332,465.96$(559,880.80)$461,410.47
Running totals


In 2010, Jenkins received $95,898 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[50]

West Virginia State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Evan Jenkins's campaign in 2010
Contractors Association Of West Virginia$2,000
American Electric Power$2,000
West Virginia Hospital Association$1,500
Steptoe & Johnson$1,000
Ozturk, Ahmet H$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $95,898


Jenkins raised $137,036 for the 2006 election. His major contributors are listed below.[51]

Donor Amount
John Wade, Jr. $2,000
Ahmed Faheem $2,000
David Rader $2,000
John Jenkins, Jr. $2,000


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Jenkins and his wife Elizabeth have three children. They attend the First Presbyterian Church in Huntington.[52]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nick Rahall
U.S. House of Representatives - West Virginia, District 3
Succeeded by
Preceded by
West Virginia State Senate District 5
Succeeded by
Mike Woelfel (D)