April 19, 2014
Running for (announced Nov. 25, 2012)

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)

  • District: 2nd District, Central -- Charleston, Eastern Panhandle
  • Residence: Charleston
  • Born: November 26, 1953; Glen Dale, W.Va.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Husband, Charles L. Capito Jr.; three children
  • Education: Duke U., B.S. 1975 (zoology); U. of Virginia, M.Ed. 1976 (counselor education)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: W.Va. House, 1997-2001; U.S. House, 2001-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2000 (7th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit - Chairwoman; Housing and Insurance); Transportation & Infrastructure (Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials; Water Resources & Environment)
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State Information: 2nd District, Central -- Charleston, Eastern Panhandle

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Shelley Capito (R) 158,206 69.8%
Howard Swint (D) 68,560 30.2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 38% Mitt Romney: 60%
2008 Barack Obama: 44% John McCain: 55%