4th District, Jackson County
Senator Mitch Carmichael was elected to the West Virginia Senate in 2012 after serving as a member of the House of Delegates since 2000. Before being elected President of the Senate, Senator Carmichael served two years as Majority Leader of the first Republican-led Senate since 1932.
As a Senator, he served on the Judiciary, Finance, Education, Banking and Insurance, and Rules committees. He also served as Minority Whip and Caucus Chairman. Senator Carmichael is recognized statewide for his free-market, pro-growth economic policies, and is a strong voice for smaller government, judicial reform, lower taxes, and more individual freedom. His voting record has garnered awards from many organizations, including the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the West Virginia Community Action Partnership, and AARP-West Virginia.
Senator Carmichael was raised in Jackson County and attended public schools in Ripley. He is an honors graduate of Marshall University with degrees in Finance and Economics. Upon graduation, he was recruited to one of the world's premier information technology companies where he won many awards for his business achievements. He currently holds an executive position with Frontier Communications.
Senator Carmichael resides in Ripley. He is active in many community and charitable organizations, including Epworth United Methodist Church.