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Jeffrey Kessler

Welcome from Senate President Jeffrey V. Kessler

Welcome, and thank you for taking time to visit the West Virginia Legislature’s webpage.

I was re-elected Senate President on January 9, 2013. I previously served a one year term as Senate President after being elected West Virginia's first and only Acting Senate President. As Senate President, I vow to remain committed to the goal of advancing West Virginia to new heights. West Virginia is poised for what I believe to be a break out decade. With the state’s energy resources, financial stability and other opportunities, we can guarantee not only the future of this generation, but also generations to come.

I am always happy to hear from constituents, or from anyone with questions or comments about what is going on in West Virginia State Government. I encourage all of you, regardless of party or affiliation, to contact me with any concerns you have regarding issues facing your district or our State. You can write to or email me at the addresses provided on this page.


SCORE Task Force to Meet Next Week in Fayette County - 11/12/2014
Kessler Announces SCORE Initiative - 10/16/2014
President Kessler To Hold Press Conference Tomorrow - 10/15/2014
Kessler Says It's Time For EHNDA - 10/10/2014
Statement on the Death of Former First Lady Shelley Riley Moore - 09/16/2014
Kessler Makes Appointment to Public Water System Supply Study Commission - 08/29/2014
Senate President and House Speaker Urge Governor to Call Brief Special Session - 08/27/2014


WVPBR - Kessler Appoints Kanawha-Charleston Health Department Chief to Water System Panel
State Journal - Two appointments made to commission tasked with studying chemical spill bill
Gazette - Kessler, Miley want special session to delay chemical tank safety deadline - See more at:
Daily Mail - Tomblin says administrative action ‘preferable’ to special session - See more at:
MetroNews - Interim session in North Central West Virginia comes to an end
MetroNews - Legislative leadership calls for special session on tank bill during September interim meetings
State Journal - Advocacy groups, Sustainable Business Council opposed to tank bill special session
Washington Post - America’s coal heartland is in economic freefall — but only the most desperate are fleeing
Daily Mail - Governor to restore some funding cuts
State Journal - Tomblin approves Future Fund bill
Herald Dispatch - W.Va. session wraps up
Gazette - Home testing a start, but questions remain
Gazette - Freedom tanks not 'unregulated,' as Tomblin said
State Journal - Former coal towns also may benefit from future fund
NY Times - Calls for Oversight in West Virginia Went Unheeded


Session Wrap-Up - 03/08/2012
Final Week - 03/01/2012
Session Winding Down - 02/23/2012
Protecting WV Children - 02/16/2012
Texting Ban/Protection Orders - 02/09/2012
Senate Passes OPEB - 02/03/2012
Cracker Bill Passes - 01/26/2012
Future Fund Introduced - 01/19/2012
2012 Legislative Session Begins - 01/12/2012

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Office of the Senate President - Lt. Governor
Jeffrey V. Kessler

Room 227M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: (304) 357-7801



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