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<p align="justify">''Located in the Southern United States, the state of West Virginia is bordered by Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Nicknamed “the Mountain State,” West Virginia became the 35th state when it was admitted to the Union in 1863. In addition to being one of the key Civil War border states, today West Virginia is know for its mountains, diverse terrain and coal mining. West Virginia’s capital and largest city is Charleston. Currently, there are two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 3 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 34 members of the West Virginia State Senate and 100 members of the West Virginia House of Representatives.''</p></td></tr>
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<p align="justify">''Located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States, West Virginia is bordered by [[Virginia]], [[Kentucky]], [[Ohio]], [[Pennsylvania]] and [[Maryland]]. Nicknamed “the Mountain State,” West Virginia became the 35th state when it was admitted to the Union in 1863. In addition to being a key Civil War border state, today, West Virginia is known for its mountains, diverse terrain and coal mining. West Virginia’s capital and largest city is [[Charleston, West Virginia|Charleston]]. <br><br>West Virginia has two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from West Virginia|U.S. Senate]], a total of 3 members of the [[United States congressional delegations from West Virginia|U.S. House of Representatives]], 34 members of the [[West Virginia State Senate]] and 100 members of the [[West Virginia House of Representatives]].''</p></td></tr>
 
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<td><center><br>• [[List of West Virginia ballot measures|Statewide ballot measures]] • [[Recall campaigns in West Virginia|Recall campaigns]]<br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] ''[[Ballot Measure Scorecard, 2013]]''<br><br></center></td></tr></table></table></td></tr></table>
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<hr><center>[[West Virginia school districts|Education in West Virginia]] • [[List of school districts in West Virginia]] • <br>[[West Virginia school board elections, 2014]]
 
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<br>[[Portal:School Boards and School Board Elections|School board elections]] • [[List of school districts in the United States]] • [[Largest school districts in the United States by enrollment]] • [[Analysis of spending in America's largest school districts]] • [[School board recalls]]<br><br></center>
  
 
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|Capital = Charleston
 
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|Nickname = '''The Mountain State'''
 
|Nickname = '''The Mountain State'''
|Motto = ''Mountaineers are always free''
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|Motto = ''Montani semper liberi''
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|Translation = ''Mountaineers are always free''
 
|Population = 1.85 million
 
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|Area = 24,230 sq. mi.
 
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Welcome to West Virginia on Ballotpedia!


Located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States, West Virginia is bordered by Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Nicknamed “the Mountain State,” West Virginia became the 35th state when it was admitted to the Union in 1863. In addition to being a key Civil War border state, today, West Virginia is known for its mountains, diverse terrain and coal mining. 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 West Virginia State Senate and 100 members of the West Virginia House of Representatives.

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National politics in West Virginia


CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from West Virginia



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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, 2015LinkJennings Randolph (D)
Joe Manchin III
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, West Virginia 2010January 3, 2019November 2018LinkCarte Goodwin (D)


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
David McKinley
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkAlan Mollohan (D)
Nick Rahall
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBob Wise (D)
Shelley Moore Capito
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2001January 3, 2015LinkBob Wise (D)


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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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