Evan Jenkins

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Evan Jenkins
Evan Jenkins official congressional photo.jpg
Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Assumed office
October 1, 2018
Appointed byJim Justice
Preceded byRobin Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 2015 – September 30, 2018
Preceded byNick Rahall
Succeeded byCarol Miller
Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 5th district
In office
December 1, 2002 – December 1, 2014
Serving with Robert H. Plymale
Preceded byMarie Redd
Succeeded byMike Woelfel
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 16th district
In office
December 1, 1994 – December 1, 2000
Serving with Jody Smirl, Susan Hubbard
Preceded byStephen T. Williams
Succeeded byDale Stephens
Personal details
Evan Hollin Jenkins

(1960-09-12) September 12, 1960 (age 61)
Huntington, West Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (Before 1992,
Democratic (1992–2013)
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Weiler
EducationUniversity of Florida (BS)
Samford University (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Evan Hollin Jenkins (born September 12 1960) is an American politician. In 2015, he became the U.S. Representative for West Virginia's 3rd congressional district. Jenkins was state senator from 2002 to 2014. He is a member of the Republican Party.

He was born in Huntington, West Virginia. Jenkins studied at University of Florida and at Samford University. Jenkins served in the West Virginia House of Delegates.

In August 2017, Jenkins announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate.[1] He lost the Republican nomination to Patrick Morrisey.

On September 30, 2018, Jenkins resigned from Congress after having been appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice.[2] Jenkins was then elected on November 6, 2018, to fill a remaining six-year term as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia due to the resignation of Robin Davis.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Zuckerman, Jake (May 8, 2017). "Jenkins announces run against Manchin for U.S. Senate". Charleston Gazette-Mail.
  2. "Evan Jenkins to Resign Seat on Sunday, Head to West Virginia Supreme Court". Roll Call. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  3. http://wvmetronews.com/2018/08/14/more-candidates-lining-up-to-run-for-open-supreme-court-seats/

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