John Unger

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John Unger
West Virginia State Senate District 16
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democratic
Profession Businessman/Economic Development
Website Senate website
John Unger (b. January 24, 1969) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia State Senate. He has represented District 16 since 1998.

Unger attended both the University of Hong Kong and Georgetown University School of Law. He then earned his BA from West Virginia University in 1993. He went on to receive his BA/MA from the University of Oxford in 2004.

Unger was a Missionary for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hong Kong in 1988, and again from 1990 to 1991. He also worked as Special Assistant to the Director for the United States Refugee Program in Hong Kong from 1989 to 1991. In 1991 he was a member of United Nations Operation Provide Comfort. He was also Liaison Coordinator for the Non-Governmental Organization/Private Voluntary Organization in the United States Agency for International Development Disaster Assistance Response Team in 1991. From 1991 to 1993 he was coordinator and founder of the West Virginia University Office of Service Learning Programs. Unger was Chief of Staff in the Hong Kong Legislative Council for Councilor Simon Ip from 1994 to 1995. He then worked as vice president of Community and Economic Development for Van Wyk Enterprises from 1996 to 1998. In 2000 and 2001 he worked as Non-Governmental Organization/National Guard Liaison Coordinator. Unger became Director of Communications for Save the Children International, Iraq in 2003. Since 1998 he has worked as producer and host of WEPM Panhandle Live Talk Show. He became Senior Advisor of Homeland Security and Economic Development for Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Incorporated/United Research Services, National Energy Technology Laboratory in 2003 and has worked there since.[1]

Committee assignments



See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

John Unger is running for re-election to the West Virginia State Senate, District 16. He defeated Democrat Patrick Murphy in the May 11 primary. His opponent in the November 2, 2010 general election is Republican Craig Blair.[2]


On November 7, 2006, John Unger won re-election to the West Virginia State Senate, District 16. [3]

Unger raised $139,583 for his campaign, while Jerry Mays raised $40,631.[4]

West Virginia Senate, District 16 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Unger(D) 19,640
Jerry Mays 10,729

Campaign donors


Unger raised $139,583 for the 2006 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
Jefferson County Teachers $2,000
West Virginia Education Association $2,000
Contractors Association of West Virginia $2,000
West Virginia Bankers Association $2,000

Personal life

Unger is single.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
West Virginia State Senate District 16
Succeeded by