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Elections 2020

Republican Jim Justice

Jim Justice (b. April 27, 1951, in Charleston, WV) is the 36nd and the current Republican Governor of West Virginia. Justice was first elected in 2016. In 2016, Justice defeated Bill Cole (R) and others (Justice - 49.1%; Cole - 42.3%; other - 8.6%).  Justice is running for re-election in 2020. Justice switched party affiliation from Democrat to Republican on August 3, 2017. He earned his B.A. and M.B.A. from Marshall University. He is the wealthiest person in West Virginia. He inherited a coal mining business from his father and built a business empire with over 94 companies, including the Greenbrier, a luxury resort.

Current Office

  • Office: Governor
  • Level: State
  • Branch: Executive

Upcoming Race

  • Office: Governor
  • Year: 2020
  • Office Level: State
  • Office Branch: Executive

Primary: Election Information

  • Date of Primary: June 9th, 2020
  • Status: Advanced


  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Incumbent
  • Party: Republican Party
  • State: West Virginia
  • Office Level: State
  • Office Branch: Executive
  • Primary Date: June 9, 2020
  • General Election Date: Nov. 3, 2020

Source: OpenFEC. Content deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

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