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Shelley Moore CapitoREPRepublican United States Senator
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25
Years of Experience
WVResidence (state)

Shelley Wellons Moore Capito (KAP-i-toh; born November 26, 1953) is an American politician and retired educator serving as the junior United States senator for West Virginia since 2015. A Republican, she is the daughter of three-term West Virginia governor Arch Alfred Moore Jr. Capito was the U.S. representative for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district from 2001 until her 2014 election to the Senate. She is the dean of West Virginia's congressional delegation, serving since 2001. Capito was the only Republican in West Virginia's congressional delegation until 2011, and the first Republican woman elected to Congress from West Virginia. She was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from West Virginia and the first Republican to win a full term in the Senate from West Virginia since 1942. She was reelected in 2020, defeating Democratic nominee Paula Jean Swearengin. Since 2021, she has served as the ranking member of the Senate Environment Committee.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$8,566,606
Total Raised
$9,479,593
Total Spent
$690,526
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Securities & Investment$470,065
88%
Leadership PACs$418,100
78%
Lawyers/Law Firms$370,163
75%
Retired$355,996
66%
Mining$313,999
61%
Commercial Banks$290,175
60%
Insurance$283,438
58%
Oil & Gas$276,766
52%
Health Professionals$246,916
41%
Real Estate$192,678
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Duke University
Bachelor of Science
1975
University of Virginia
Master of Education
1976
Curry School of Education
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Senator
United States Senate, West Virginia
2014 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, West Virginia
2000 - 2014
Delegate
West Virginia State House of Delegates
1997 - 2000
Director
Educational Information Center, West Virginia Board of Regents
1978 - 1980
Career Counselor
West Virginia State College
1976 - 1978
Other Experience1 - 39 of 39
Member
West Virginia Interagency Council for Early Intervention
Member
Community Council of the Kanawha Valley
Former President
Young Women's Christian Association of Charleston (YWCA)
Member
League of Women Voters
Member
Kanawha County Republican Women
Volunteer
Read Aloud Program
Co-Chair
Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues
Co-Chair
Congressional Coal Caucus
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Homeland Security, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States Senate
Former Co-Chair
Long Term Care Caucus
Former Member
Water and Power Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Energy Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Energy and Natural Resources Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Energy, United States Senate
Former Member
Energy and Natural Resources Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on National Parks, United States Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on the Library, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, United States Senate
Former Vice Chair
House Prescription Drug Task Force
Founder
Congressional Coal Caucus
Member
Congressional Sportsman's Caucus
Member
Long Term Care Caucus
Member
Rural Health Care Caucus
Member
Natural Gas Caucus
Member
Congressional Steel Caucus