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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)

Political Highlights: W.Va. House, 1997-2001; U.S. Senate, 2015-present; U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-15
Born: Nov. 26, 1953; Glen Dale, W.Va.
Residence: Charleston
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Husband, Charles L. Capito Jr.; three children
Education: Duke U., B.S. 1975; U. of Virginia, M.Ed. 1976
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2014 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Labor-HHS-Education; Legislative Branch - Chairman; Military Construction-VA; Transportation-HUD); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks; Public Lands, Forests and Mining); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety - Chairwoman; Fisheries, Wildlife & Water; Transportation & Infrastructure); Rules & Administration; Joint Library

Election History
2014generalShelley Capito (R) 281,82062.1
Natalie Tennant (D) 156,36034.5
John Buckley (LIBERT) 7,4091.6
Bob Baber (MOUNT) 5,5041.2
Phil Hudok (CNSTP) 2,5660.6
2012generalShelley Capito (R) 158,20669.8
Howard Swint (D) 68,56030.2
2010generalShelley Capito (R) 126,81468.5
Virginia Graf (D) 55,00129.7
Phil Hudok (CNSTP) 3,4311.9
2008generalShelley Capito (R) 147,33457.1
Anne Barth (D) 110,81942.9
2006generalShelley Capito (R) 94,11057.2
Mike Callaghan (D) 70,47042.8
2004generalShelley Capito (R) 147,67657.5
Erik Wells (D) 106,13141.3
Julian Martin (I) 3,2181.3
2002generalShelley Capito (R) 98,27660.0
Jim Humphreys (D) 65,40040.0
2000generalShelley Capito (R) 108,76948.5
Jim Humphreys (D) 103,00345.9
John Brown (LIBERT) 12,5435.6
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West Virginia is 25th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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