Daryl Cowles

Daryl Cowles REPRepublican

American politician

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Daryl CowlesREPRepublican American politician
53
Years of Age
15
Years of Experience
WVResidence (state)

Daryl Edward Cowles (born September 27, 1970) is an American politician and a Republican former member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 58 from 2013 until his defeat in 2020. Cowles also served consecutively from January 2007 until January 2013 in the 51st District. During his time in the Legislature, Cowles served as the first Republican Majority Leader in the House of Delegates after Republicans took control of the chamber for the first time in eight decades. Cowles later served as Speaker pro tempore. After his defeat, Cowles was selected by Governor Jim Justice to be his representative for constituent services in the Eastern Panhandle. Cowles has also served as director of the Morgan County Economic Development Authority.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
Valley College of Technology
AAS Business Administration
2002 - 2004
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Delegate
West Virginia State House of Delegates
2006 - 2021
Speaker Pro Tempore
West Virginia State House of Delegates
2019 - 2021
Majority Leader
West Virginia State House of Delegates
2015 - 2019
Assistant Minority Whip
West Virginia State House of Delegates
2011
Former Minority Whip
West Virginia State House of Delegates
Executive Director
Morgan County Economic Development Authority
2016 - Current
President
Cowles and Sons Construction, Incorporated
1991 - Current
President
Cowles and Sons Construction, Incorporated
1991 - Current
Other Experience1 - 33 of 33
Member
Region 9 Planning and Development Council
Current
Member
West Virginia Economic Development Council
2017 - Current
Member
Eastern Panhandle Business Association
2016 - Current
Member
Rotary International
2006
County Chair
Bush for President Campaign
2004
Member
Berkeley Springs Jaycees
1998 - 2004
Member
Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association
2003 - Current
Member
West Virginia Home Builders Association
2003 - Current
Member
Governor's Workforce Investment Board
2001
Chair
Morgan County Republican Executive Committee
Member
Morgan County Republican Executive Committee
Member
Morgan County Farm Bureau
Member
Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneur's Forum
Member
Western Potomac Economic Partnership
Member
Berkeley Springs Rotary
Member
Morgan County Farmland Protection Board
Member
Board of Directors, Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce
Member
West Virginia State Republican Executive Committee
Member
Morgan County Economic Development Authority
Member
Community Action Plan Committee, Youth Substance Abuse
2006
Member
Tri-State Rail Effort Committee
2003 - 2005
Member
Morgan County Economic Development Committee
1998 - 2001
Member
United States 522 Infrastructure Committee
1999 - 2000
Former Member
Small Business Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Committee, West Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee, West Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Industry and Labor Committee, West Virginia State House of Delegates
Former Member
Joint Committee on Government and Finance, West Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Rules Committee, West Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Select Committee on Education Reform C, West Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Finance Committee, West Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Joint Committee on Finance, West Virginia House of Delegates
Former Vice Chair
Political Subdivisions Committee, West Virginia House of Delegates
Vice President
Morgan County Planning Commission