U.S. Senate delegation from West Virginia

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from West Virginia.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from West Virginia are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Jay Rockefeller
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, West Virginia 1985January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkJennings Randolph (D)
Joe Manchin III
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, West Virginia 2010January 3, 2019November 2018LinkCarte Goodwin (D)

Election history


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Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[1] Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.[1]

2012

U.S. Senate, West Virginia General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Manchin III Incumbent 60.5% 391,669
     Republican John R. Raese 36.5% 236,620
     Mountain Bob Henry Baber 3% 19,232
Total Votes 647,521
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
Manchin was elected to the senate by a special election on November 2, 2010, to fill the late Robert Byrd's seat.[2] Between Byrd's death in July and the special election, Byrd's seat was temporarily held by his chief counsel, Carte Goodwin.[3] He defeated John R. Raese (R), Jesse Johnson (Mountain Party), and Jeff Becker (Constitution).[4]

U.S. Senate, West Virginia, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Manchin III 53.5% 283,358
     Republican John R. Raese 43.4% 230,013
     Mountain Jesse Johnson 1.9% 10,152
     Constitution Jeff Becker 1.2% 6,425
Total Votes 529,948

2000
Byrd was re-elected to the senate on November 7, 2000. He defeated David Gallaher (R) and Joe Whelan.[5]

U.S. Senate, West Virginia, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Byrd Incumbent 77.8% 469,215
     Republican David Gallaher 20.2% 121,635
     Libertarian Joe Whelan 2.1% 12,627
Total Votes 603,477

Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[6] Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Rockefeller won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Jay Wolfe (R), John R. "Rick" Bartlett (Write-in) and Chad Shaffer (Write-in).[7]

U.S. Senate, West Virginia, General election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn D. Rockefeller IV Incumbent 63.7% 447,560
     Republican Jay Wolfe 36.3% 254,629
     Write-in John R. "Rick" Bartlett 0% 83
     Write-in Chad Shaffer 0% 36
Total Votes 702,308

2002

On November 5, 2002, Jay Rockefeller won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jay Wolfe (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. Senate, West Virginia General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJay Rockefeller incumbent 63.1% 275,281
     Republican Jay Wolf 36.9% 160,902
Total Votes 436,183

1996

On November 5, 2002, Jay Rockefeller won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Betty Burks (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. Senate, West Virginia General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJay Rockefeller incumbent 76.6% 456,526
     Republican Bety Burks 23.4% 139,088
Total Votes 595,614

1990

On November 6, 1990, Jay Rockefeller won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated John Yoder (R) in the general election.[10]

U.S. Senate, West Virginia General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJay Rockefeller incumbent 68.3% 276,234
     Republican John Yoder 31.7% 128,071
Total Votes 404,305

1984

On November 6, 1984, Jay Rockefeller won election to the United States Senate. He defeated John Raese (R) and Mary Radin (T) in the general election.[11]

U.S. Senate, West Virginia General Election, 1984
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJay Rockefeller 51.8% 374,233
     Republican John Raese 47.7% 344,680
     Socialist Workers Mary Radin 0.5% 3,299
Total Votes 722,212

Historical members

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. Senate from West Virginia.

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from West Virginia
Party Total
     Democratic 22
     Republican 15
Total Senators 37
Class 1 Senators from West Virginia
Senator Years Served Party
Peter G. Van Winkle 1863-1869 Republican
Arthur I. Boreman 1869-1875 Republican
Allen T. Caperton 1875-1876 Democratic
Samuel Price 1876-1877 Democratic
Frank Hereford 1877-1881 Democratic
Johnson N. Camden 1881-1887 Democratic
Charles J. Faulkner 1887-1899 Democratic
Nathan B. Scott 1899-1911 Republican
William E. Chilton 1911-1917 Democratic
Howard Sutherland 1917-1923 Republican
Matthew M. Neely 1923-1929 Democratic
Henry D. Hatfield 1929-1935 Republican
Rush D. Holt 1935-1941 Democratic
Harley M. Kilgore 1941-1956 Democratic
William R. Laird III 1956-1956 Democratic
W. Chapman Revercomb 1956-1959 Republican
Robert C. Byrd 1959-2010 Democratic
Carte Goodwin 2010-2010 Democratic
Joe Manchin III 2010-Present. Democratic
Class 2 Senators from West Virginia
Senator Years Served Party
Waitman T. Willey 1863-1871 Republican
Henry Gassaway Davis 1871-1883 Democratic
John E. Kenna 1883-1893 Democratic
Johnson N. Camden 1893-1895 Democratic
Stephen B. Elkins 1895-1911 Republican
Davis Elkins 1911-1911 Republican
Clarence W. Watson 1911-1913 Democratic
Nathan Goff 1913-1919 Republican
Davis Elkins 1919-1925 Republican
Guy D. Goff 1925-1931 Republican
Matthew M. Neely 1931-1941 Democratic
Joseph Rosier 1941-1942 Democratic
Hugh Ike Shott 1942-1943 Republican
W. Chapman Revercomb 1943-1949 Republican
Matthew M. Neely 1949-1958 Democratic
John D. Hoblitzell, Jr. 1958-1958 Republican
Jennings Randolph 1958-1985 Democratic
John D. Rockefeller IV 1985-Present Democratic

See also

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