Joe Manchin, Senator
Joseph “Joe” Manchin III is the senior United States Senator from West Virginia. Manchin previously served as the Governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010 and the Secretary of State of West Virginia from 2001 to 2005. He won the special election in November 2010 to fill the seat of Senator Robert Byrd, the longest serving U.S. Senator, who died in office. Manchin was elected to a full term in office with 60 percent of the vote in November 2012. Manchin became the state’s senior Senator when Jay Rockefeller retired in 2015.
Roman Prezioso, Senate Minority Leader
Roman Prezioso is a Democratic member of the West Virginia Senate, representing the 13th District. He was first elected to the House of Delegates in 1988, where he served until 1996. In 1996 he began his tenure in the West Virginia Senate.
Over the past 20 years, he has chaired the Finance Committee, in addition to serving on a wide range of committees, including Health and Human Resources, Banking and Insurance, Confirmations, Economic Development, Natural Resources, Rules and the Joint Committee on Government and Finance. During the 74th Legislature, Senator Prezioso was the Senate Military Chair. He was also the Chairman for the Committee on Health and Human Resources in the 75th through 79th Legislatures.
Senator Prezioso resides in Fairmont with his wife, Deborah. They have one son, Christopher, who is an attorney in Wheeling.
Tim Miley, House Minority Leader
Tim Miley is a Democratic politician, attorney, and author. Miley has served in the West Virginia House of Delegates as a representative from the 41st District since 2004 and was from June 2013 to January 2015 was Speaker of the House. He is a member of the House Rules Committee and, prior to his election as Speaker, held the position of chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
John Perdue, State Treasurer
John Perdue is a member of the Democratic Party and has served as the 24th State Treasurer for the people of West Virginia since his election in 1996. Perdue has continuously fought for the rights of West Virginians to protect their unclaimed property. During his administration he has returned approx. $150 million of unclaimed property to West Virginians.