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Who is Joe Manchin?

He is an American politician senator from West Virginia, a member of the Democratic Party serving since 2010.

Quick Facts

Real NameJoseph Manchin III
Birth PlaceFarmington, West Virginia, U.S.
Date of Birth24th August 1947
Source of IncomeThe senior United States senator from West Virginia.
Age74 years (As of 2021).
Father’s nameJohn Manchin
Mother’s nameMary O.
Siblings5 siblings
Star signVirgo
Residence West Virginia
SchoolFarmington High School.
UniversityEntered West Virginia University.
Educational qualificationHe graduated in 1970 with a degree in business administration.
Height6 feet 3 inches /190.5 Cm.
Weight 85 Kg / 187 Lbs.
Marital StatusMarried in 1967
Wife Gayle Conelly Manchin
ChildrenThey have three children: Heather Manchin Bresch, Mylan, Joseph IV, and Brooke.
ProfessionThe senior United States senator from West Virginia
Senior Senator office position.
Assumed office15th November 2010
Preceded byCarte Goodwin
Chair of the Senate Energy Committee (Assumed office)3rd February 2021.
Preceded byLisa Murkowski
Ranking Member of the Senate Energy Committee (In-office)3rd January 2019 – 3rd February 2021.
Preceded byMaria Cantwell.
Chair of the National Governors Association (In-office)11th July 2010 – 15th November 2010.
Preceded byJim Douglas.
34th Governor of West Virginia (In-office)17th January 2005 – 15th November 2010.
Preceded byBob Wise
27th Secretary of State of West Virginia (In-office)15th January 2001 –17th  January 2005.
Preceded byKen Hechler
Member of the West Virginia Senate (In-office)1st December 1986 –1st December 1996.
Preceded byAnthony Yanero
Succeeded byRoman Prezioso.
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 31st district (In-office)
1st December 1982 – 1st December 1986
Preceded byClyde See
Political partyDemocratic
Monthly Income$ 14473.42 (Rs 10,85,650.83)
Yearly Income$ 173681.03 (Rs 1,30,27,810.00).
TwitterTwitter /Joe Manchin
InstagramInstagram /Joe Manchin
FaceBookFaceBook/Joe Manchin
Net Worth$ 5 million (Rs 37.38 Cr).
Last UpdatedOctober 2021.
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Early life

He was born in 1947 in Farmington, West Virginia, a small coal-mining town, the second of five children of his mother Mary O  and father John Manchin. 

He has called himself a “moderate conservative Democrat” and expressed himself as the most conservative Democrat in the Senate. He has continued to see electoral success.

He was elected to a full term in 2012 with 61% of the vote and re-elected in 2018 with just under 50% of the vote, as the state had become increasingly partisan. He became the state’s senior U.S. Senator when Jay Rockefeller retired in 2015.

He graduated from Farmington High School in 1965. He graduated in 1970 with a degree in business administration.

As of 2021, he is the only Democrat holding statewide office in West Virginia, as well as the only Democrat in West Virginia’s congressional delegation. 

Business Career

He founded the coal brokerage Enersystems in 1988 and helped run it until he became a full-time politician. In his financial disclosure form 2020, he reported that his non-public shares of Enersystems were worth between $1 million (Rs 7.48 Cr) and $5 million (Rs 37.41 Cr) and that the company had paid him $492,000 (Rs 3.68 Cr)  during the year.

Since his election to the U.S. In 2010, he Listed AA Properties as a non-public asset on his annual financial disclosures. AA Property is reportedly 50% controlled by him, and has, among other things, been an investor in Emerald Coast Realty, which owns a La Quinta hotel in Elkview, West Virginia.

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Political Career

He was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1982 at age 35 and in 1986 was elected to the West Virginia Senate, where he served until 1996.

Governor of West Virginia

In 2003 he announced his intention to challenge incumbent Democratic Governor Bob Wise in the 2004 Democratic primary. He won the Democratic primary and general election by large margins. 

He was a member of the National Governors Association, the Southern Governors’ Association, and the Democratic Governors Association. 

He easily won reelection to a second term as governor in 2008 against Republican Russ Weeks, capturing 69.77% of the vote and winning every county.

U.S. Senate

On 20th July 2010, he announced he would seek the Senate seat. In the general election, he defeated Republican businessman John Raese with 54% of the vote.

He ran for reelection to a full term in 2012. According to the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, early polling found him heavily favoured, leading Representative Shelley Moore Capito 50–39, 2010 opponent John Raese 60–31, and Congressman David McKinley 57–28.

In 2018, he ran for reelection & was challenged in the Democratic primary by Paula Jean Swearengin. Swearengin is an activist and coal miner’s daughter who was supported by former members of an American politician, activist, and political scientist Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign.

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Obama years (2010–2017)

He was first sworn into the U.S. Senate by Vice President Joe Biden on November 15, 2010.

Trump years (2017–2021)

According to an American website “FiveThirtyEight”. He voted with Trump’s position 50.4% of the time during his presidency.

He voted for Trump’s first two Supreme Court nominees, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Biden years (2021–present)

According to FiveThirtyEight, he has voted with Biden’s position 100% of the time as of May 2021. 

Political positions

He is often considered a moderate, or even conservative, Democrat. He has called himself a “moderate conservative Democrat” and “fiscally responsible and socially compassionate.” The American Conservative Union gave him a 25% lifetime conservative rating and the progressive PAC Americans for Democratic Action gave him a 35% liberal quotient in 2016.

In February 2018, a Congressional Quarterly study found that he had voted with Trump’s position 71% of the time.] In 2013, the National Journal gave Manchin an overall score of 55% conservative and 46% liberal.

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Personal life

He married Gayle Heather Connelly.On  5th August 1967. His wife Gayle Heather, is an American educator who was the First Lady of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010. They have three children: Heather Manchin Bresch, Joseph IV, and Brooke.

Social Media Portfolio

West Virginia Senator has made a strong position on social media. He has 285k followers on Twitter. His Instagram has also flooded with 15.7k followers as of October 2021.

He has also his Facebook page where 66,113 people like his profile at the same time.


Q. Who is Joe Manchin’s wife?

Ans:- Gayle Conelly Manchin.

Q. What is Joe Manchin’s Twitter?

Q. How did joe Manchin make his money?

Ans:- Ans:- Business career. Manchin founded the coal brokerage Enersystems in 1988 and helped run it until he became a full-time politician.

Q. Where is Senator Joe Manchin from?

Ans:- Ans:-Farmington, West Virginia, United States.

Q. How tall is Joe Manchin?

Ans:- Ans :-  6 feet 3 inches /190.5 Cm.

Q. Who is the senator of West Virginia?

Ans:- Ans:-Joe Manchin  (Democratic Party), Shelley Moore Capito (Republican Party).

Q. How old is Manchin?

Ans:- 74 years (As of 2021).

Q. Where did Joe Manchin go to college?

Ans:-West Virginia University(1965–1970).

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