Profile Photo
Jim JusticeREPRepublican Governor
71
Years of Age
5
Years of Experience
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.

Voterly's Issue Scores  (1 - 3 of 3)

Below lists the position this politician has taken on a political issue. The star rating represents the politician's prioritization and action on the issue based on data collected by relevant interest groups. Select an issue to view a more in-depth explanation of each rating.

How Voterly Calculates issue scores

Special Interest Group Ratings

Interest Groups That SUPPORT
Rating
Interest Groups That OPPOSE
Rating
Average Score

Disclaimer: A special interest group's positions on issues are gathered from various reputable sources including the organization's website, social media accounts, press releases, and other public communications. Special interest group politician ratings are provided by VoteSmart.org. Positions and ratings are subject to change and we may experience delays, interruptions, or errors, as a result. If you believe this information is inaccurate, please submit a problem report. Submit Report.

0 / 3
Education6 - 6 of 4
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Marshall University
Greenbrier Military School
Woodrow Wilson High School
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Governor
State of West Virginia
2017 - Current
Owner
The Greenbrier Resort
2009 - Current
Owner
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
Current
Member
National Corn Growers Association
Current
Director
Mountain State Coal Classic
1995 - Current
President
Beckley Little League
1992 - Current
Former Member
West Virginia Coal Association
Founder
Stoney Brook Plantation