Joe Manchin, U.S. Senator from West Virginia

Joe Manchin

U.S. Senator from West Virginia

Joseph Manchin III was born in August 1947 in Farmington, West Virginia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Virginia University, then went to work for his family’s business.

He entered politics in West Virginia, serving in the House of Delegates, Senate, and then as Secretary of State. In 2004, he was elected Governor of West Virginia. He has been a member of the U.S. Senate since November 2010.

Manchin is married to Gayle Heather Conelly and they have three children. He is Roman Catholic.

In the News…

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia says the House’s sweeping voting reform bill known as the For the People Act will go “nowhere” in the Senate without bipartisan support.

“We must work toward a bipartisan solution that protects everyone’s right to vote, secures our elections from foreign interference, and increases transparency in our campaign finance laws,” he said. “Pushing through legislation of this magnitude on a partisan basis may garner short-term benefits but will inevitably only exacerbate the distrust that millions of Americans harbor against the U.S. government.”

Manchin is considered a moderate in his party and he holds a pivotal vote on most measures that come before the Senate.

But one of the major areas without agreement is the matter of ending a 50-year-old doctrine shielding law enforcement officers from civil lawsuits against them personally. Senator Manchin said that on all policy issues, people should debate and let the process work.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Manchin today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia
306 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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