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Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.)

  • District: Senior Senator from West Virginia
  • Residence: Charleston
  • Born: June 18, 1937; Manhattan, N.Y.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Wife, Sharon Percy; four children
  • Education: International Christian U. (Tokyo), attended 1957-60; Harvard U., A.B. 1961 (Asian languages & history)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: W.Va. House, 1967-69; W.Va. secretary of state, 1969-73; Democratic nominee for governor, 1972; governor, 1977-85; U.S. Senate, 1985-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1984 (5th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation - Chairman; Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Health Care - Chairman; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy); Veterans' Affairs; Select Intelligence; Joint Taxation
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State Information: West Virginia

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general Jay Rockefeller (D) 447,560 63.7%
Jay Wolfe (R) 254,629 36.3%
write-ins (Write-In) 119 0%
2002 general Jay Rockefeller (D) 275,281 63.1%
Jay Wolfe (R) 160,902 36.9%
1996 general John D. Rockefeller IV (D) 456,526 76.6%
Betty A. Burks (R) 139,088 23.4%
1990 general Jay Rockefeller (D) 276,234 68.3%
John Yoder (R) 128,071 31.7%
1984 general Jay Rockefeller (D) 374,233 51.8%
John Raese (R) 344,680 47.7%
Mary Radin (SW) 3,299 0.5%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 42.59% John McCain: 55.71%
2012 : 35.54% : 62.3%
2004 John Kerry: 43% George W. Bush: 56%
2000 Al Gore: 46% George W. Bush: 52%
1996 Bill Clinton: 51% Robert Dole: 37%
1992 Bill Clinton: 48% George H. W. Bush: 35%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 52% George H. W. Bush: 47%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 45% :

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