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Mike CaputoDEMDemocrat State Senator, District 13
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Years of Experience
WVResidence (state)

Michael Caputo (born September 18, 1957) is an American politician serving as a Democratic member of the West Virginia Senate, representing the 13th District since 2020. Caputo was the only new Democratic senator elected in the 2020 Senate elections. Prior his election to the Senate, Caputo represented the 50th District in the West Virginia House of Delegates for 24 years and was most recently serving as Minority Whip. Caputo also served as majority whip for eight years until the Republicans took the majority in 2014.He was born and raised in Rivesville, West Virginia and attended Rivesville Elementary School and Rivesville High School. He is a career coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers of America.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
Rivesville High School
Diploma
1975
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Senator
West Virginia State Senate
2021 - Current
Delegate
West Virginia State House of Delegates
1996 - 2021
Minority Whip
West Virginia State House of Delegates
2015 - 2021
Majority Whip
West Virginia State House of Delegates
2007 - 2015
Member
Rivesville Town Council
International Representative
United Mine Workers of America
Vice President
United Mine Workers of America
Other Experience1 - 19 of 19
Member
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
Current
Member
United Mine Workers of America
Member
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Member
Lions
Member
Loyal Order of Moose
Member
Knights of Columbus
Chair
Commission on Interstate Cooperation
2004 - 2006
Former Member
Labor and Worker Safety Issues-Interim Committee, West Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Government Organization Committee, West Virginia State Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on Labor and Worker Safety Issues, West Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Select Committee on Education Reform D, West Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Joint Committee on Government Organization, West Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Industry and Labor Committee, West Virginia State House of Delegates
Former Member
Government Organization Committee, West Virginia State House of Delegates
Former Member
Rules Committee, West Virginia State House of Delegates
Former Member
Joint Committee on Energy, West Virginia House of Delegates
Former Ranking Minority Member
Roads and Transportation Committee, West Virginia State House of Delegates
Former Ranking Minority Member
Joint Energy Committee, West Virginia General Assembly
Former Ranking Minority Member
Energy Committee, West Virginia State House of Delegates