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West Virginia, nicknamed "The Mountain State," is bordered by Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. It was the 35th state to be admitted to the Union. West Virginia’s capital and largest city is Charleston.

West Virginia has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 3 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 34 members of the State Senate and 100 members of the House of Representatives.

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National politics in West Virginia

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Joe Manchin III
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, West Virginia 2010January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Shelley Moore Capito
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, West Virginia 2015January 3, 2021[ Link]

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Alexander Mooney
Republican PartyDistrict 2 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
David McKinley
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Evan Jenkins
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the West Virginia judicial system is laid out in Article IV of the state constitution. There are five state level courts: the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the West Virginia Circuit Courts, the West Virginia Family Courts, the West Virginia Magistrate Courts and the West Virginia Municipal Courts.

The federal court system is made up of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, the Northern District of West Virginia Bankruptcy Court and the Southern District of West Virginia Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


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West Virginia
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The Mountain State
Capital:   Charleston
Motto:   Montani semper liberi
Translation:   Mountaineers are always free
Population:   1.85 million
Area of state:   24,230 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1863
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