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Jim JusticeREPRepublican Governor
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WVResidence (state)

James Conley Justice II (born April 27, 1951) is an American businessman and politician who has been serving as the 36th governor of West Virginia since 2017. Justice once had a net worth of $1.2 billion in September 2018, making him the wealthiest person in West Virginia, though it has since declined to $513.3 million as of October 2021. He inherited a coal mining business from his father and built a business empire with over 94 companies, including the Greenbrier, a luxury resort in White Sulphur Springs.In 2015, Justice announced his candidacy for governor in the 2016 West Virginia gubernatorial election. Although Justice was a registered Republican before running for governor, he ran as a Democrat and defeated the Republican nominee, Bill Cole. Less than seven months after taking office, Justice switched back to the Republican Party after announcing his plans at a rally with U.S. president Donald Trump in the state. In the 2020 gubernatorial race, he won re-election over Democratic challenger Ben Salango.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Marshall University
Greenbrier Military School
Woodrow Wilson High School
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
State of West Virginia
2017 - Current
The Greenbrier Resort
2009 - Current
Bluestone Farms (Justice Family Farms, Limited Liability Company)
1977 - Current
Former President
Bluestone Industries, Incorporated
Former President
Bluestone Coal Corporation
Other Experience1 - 6 of 6
Head Girls
Greenbrier East High School
National Corn Growers Association
Mountain State Coal Classic
1995 - Current
Beckley Little League
1992 - Current
Former Member
West Virginia Coal Association
Stoney Brook Plantation