MANCHIN, Joe, III, (1947 - )

Senate Years of Service: 2010-
Party: Democratic

MANCHIN, Joe, III, a Senator from West Virginia; born August 24, 1947, in Farmington, Marion County, West Virginia; graduated Farmington High School, Farmington, WV, 1965; B.A., West Virginia University, 1970; businessman; member of the West Virginia house of delegates 1982-1986; member of the West Virginia state senate 1986-1996; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1996; Secretary of State, West Virginia 2000-2004; elected governor of West Virginia in 2004 and reelected in 2008; chairman of the National Governors Association 2010; elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in a special election on November 2, 2010, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert C. Byrd, a seat subsequently held by appointed senator Carte Goodwin, and took the oath of office on November 15, 2010; reelected in 2012 for the term ending January 3, 2019.