Russ Weeks

Russ Weeks REPRepublican

American politician

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Russ WeeksREPRepublican American politician
80
Years of Age
WVResidence (state)

Russell Edgar Weeks Jr. (born May 12, 1942) is a former American Republican politician who served as a State Senator from West Virginia the 9th Senatorial District. Weeks was elected in 2002, defeating Senate Judiciary Chairman William R. Wooton. Weeks had not served in public office prior to being elected. He was defeated in 2006. He was the Republican nominee for 2008 West Virginia gubernatorial election. Born May 12, 1942, to Jeanette Weeks and Russ Weeks, Sr. in Beckley, West Virginia, he is a lifelong resident of the city. He has a sister, Pat W. George RN BSN, and a brother, Tom Weeks. He is married to the former Helen C. Peterson with whom he had two children, Sharon and Russ Weeks III. The couple has three grandchildren.

Education3 - 3 of 1
United States Navy
GED
1960
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Senator
Area Sales Representative
Select Specialty Products, Incorporated
1993 - Current
Carpenter
Pinnacle Construction
1991 - 1993
Outside Utility
ELK Run Coal Company
1981 - 1992
Carpenter
Kennedy Builders Incorporated
1978 - 1981
800 Hour Residential Carpentry
1978
United States Navy
1959 - 1978
Other Experience1 - 7 of 7
Vice President
Raleigh County Chapter, West Virginians For Life
1982 - 2008
Member
Knights of Columbus
2002
Member
The Retired Enlisted Association
1999 - Current
Member
Disabled American Veterans
1998 - Current
Member
American Legion
1980 - Current
Member
Fleet Reserve Association
1978 - Current
Member
National Rifle Association, present