Jim Justice

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Jim Justice
Governor Jim Justice 2017.jpg
36th Governor of West Virginia
Assumed office
January 16, 2017
Preceded byEarl Ray Tomblin
Personal details
Born
James Conley Justice, Jr.

(1951-04-27) April 27, 1951 (age 68)
Raleigh County, West Virginia,
U.S.
Political partyRepublican (Before 2014, 2017-Present)
Democratic (2014–2017)
Spouse(s)Cathy
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Tennessee,
Knoxville

Marshall University (BA, MBA)
Websitegovernor.wv.gov

James Conley "Jim" Justice, Jr. (born April 27, 1951) is an American coal and agriculture businessman and politician from West Virginia. He is the Governor of West Virginia. He is the owner of over 50 companies, including The Greenbrier, a luxury resort. Justice is the only billionaire from the state of West Virginia.

A Republican, Justice ran for Governor of West Virginia in the 2016 general election as the Democratic nominee. He won the general election and became Governor of West Virginia in 2017.[1]

On August 3, 2017, Justice announced at a Trump rally that he was switching political parties becoming a member of the Republican Party.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jim Justice wins WV gubernatorial race". Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  2. Martin, Jonathan (August 3, 2017). "West Virginia Governor to Switch from Democrat to Republican again". The New York Times. Retrieved August 3, 2017.

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