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John R. Unger II (D - Berkeley, 16)


Biography
Pastor Born January 24, 1969, in Martinsburg, West Virginia Education B. A., West Virginia University, Phi Beta Kappa’s Albert Lee Strum Scholar; Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholar; University of Hong Kong; International Development Center (Oxford); B.A., M.A., University of Oxford, Rhodes Scholar; M. Div., Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington, D. C.) and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg Affiliations Chair, Council of State Government (CSG) Children and Youth Task Force; Chair, Southern Legislative Council (SLC) Education Committee; Member, Executive Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures; United Way of the Eastern Panhandle; American Red Cross; Boards of Directors, Habitat for Humanity; Family Resource Network for the Eastern Panhandle; EVAK K9 Search and Rescue Team; Founder, West Virginia Campus Compact; WVU Office of Service Learning; Graduate, Leadership Berkeley; Chamber of Commerce; Martinsburg Rotary; West Virginia Farm Bureau; Recipient, American Institute of Public Service’s Jefferson Award, 1993; United States Presidential Award for National Service, 1991; USA Today’s ALL-USA College First Academic Team, 1992; Time Magazine College Achievement Award, 1990 Legislative Service Elected to the Senate 1998-2014 Legislative Positions Held Majority Leader, 80th and 81st Legislatures; Chair, Select Committee on Children and Poverty; Chair, Committee on Children and Families; Chair, Select Committee on Redistricting, 2011; Chair, Joint Legislative Commission on State Water Resources; Chair, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 78th and 79th Legislatures; Vice Chair, Committee on Economic Development, 79th Legislature; Vice Chair, Commission on Interstate Cooperation, 78th Legislature Other Public Service Chaplain, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and Past Chaplain, Hospice of the Panhandle; Founder, Past President, WV International Trade Development Council; Deputy Director, Berkeley County Emergency Services; Board Member, Berkeley County Development Authority; Local Emergency Planning Committee; Chair, Children’s Summit for the Eastern Panhandle’s Future; WV State Democratic Executive Committee; Policy Advisor, Hong Kong Legislative Council; Special Assistant to the Director, United States Refugee Program (Hong Kong); Member, United Nations Operation Provide Comfort, 1991, Northern Iraq; Coordinated relief efforts during monsoons and riots in Calcutta with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity, 1990; Iraq Humanitarian Relief Mission, Save the Children, 2003 Religion Pastor of Lutheran, United Methodist and Episcopal Churches
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