Nov 06, 2018
Apr 01, 2018 - Aug 01, 2018
A West Virginia State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral West Virginia State Legislature. West Virginia has 34 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 54,500 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A West Virginia senator serves a four-year term, and with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of the position is $20,000 per year in addition to $131 per diem for every day in session.
Submit application to:
West Virginia Secretary of State, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV, 25305, US