Joseph Manchin III is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from West Virginia, a seat he has held since 2010. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the 34th governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010 and the 27th secretary of state of West Virginia from 2001 to 2005. Manchin is a moderate Democrat, which has allowed him to continue to win elections in West Virginia even as it has shifted from one of the most Democratic states in the country to one of the most Republican. He won the 2004 gubernatorial election by a large margin and was reelected by an even larger margin in 2008; in both years, Republican presidential candidates won West Virginia. Manchin won the special election with 54% of the vote in 2010 to fill the Senate seat vacated by incumbent Democrat Robert Byrd when he died in office. Manchin was elected to a full-term in 2012 with 61% of the vote and reelected with 50% of the vote in 2018.
|Born:||Joseph Manchin III, August 24, 1947, Farmington, West Virginia, U.S.|
|Children:||3, including Heather|
|Education:||West Virginia University (BBA)|
|Preceded by:||Maria Cantwell|
|Twitter:||Joe Manchin's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Joe Manchin's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Joe Manchin's Youtube channel|
About Joe Manchin
Politician and Democrat wo served as the governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010 and became the state's senator in 2010 after longtime Senator Robert Byrd passed away. He won his first full term in office in 2012.
He entered West Virginia University on a football scholarship in 1965, and was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1982.
While in the Senate, he introduced the Silver Alert Act, a nationwide network for locating missing adults and senior citizens. He modeled this act after the AMBER Alert.
He had three children with his wife Gayle.
He succeeded Robert Byrd as the U.S. Senator from West Virginia.
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