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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.

Currently, there are 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

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

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:   Mountaineers are always free
Population:   1.85 million
Area of state:   24,230 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1863
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