Jim Justice

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

(1951-04-27) April 27, 1951 (age 73)
Raleigh County, West Virginia,
Political partyRepublican (Before 2014, 2017-Present)
Democratic (2014–2017)
Alma materUniversity of Tennessee,

Marshall University (BA, MBA)

James Conley Justice II (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.

Career[change | change source]

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]

In April 2023, Justice announced his candidacy for the United States Senate in the 2024 election, against incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Manchin.[3]

Health[change | change source]

On January 11, 2022, Justice tested positive for COVID-19 and described feeling "extremely unwell".[4] He said that his heart rate and blood pressure were high.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jim Justice wins WV gubernatorial race". Retrieved November 12, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. Martin, Jonathan (August 3, 2017). "West Virginia Governor to Switch from Democrat to Republican again". The New York Times. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  3. "West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is running for Joe Manchin's Senate seat". MSN. Retrieved April 27, 2023.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "West Virginia governor feels 'extremely unwell' after testing positive for Covid-19 and cancels state legislature address". CNN. January 12, 2022.

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