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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.


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
Kessler Names Juvenile Justice Task Force Members - 07/24/2014
Lawmakers Help Keep Local State Police Detachment Open - 07/09/2014
Senate President Is Pleased With the Signing of Minimum Wage bill - 04/01/2014
Kessler Pleased With Signing of Senate Bill 373 - 04/01/2014
Senate President and House Speaker Urge Governor to Sign Minimum Wage Bill - 03/27/2014


MetroNews - Former coal towns also may benefit from future fund
Daily Mail - Officials discuss possible law changes after leak
MetroNews - 3 Questions with Senate President Jeff Kessler
MetroNews - Senate President says officials and residents should know of any water threats
Daily Mail - Lawmakers meet again after delay from chemical spill
NBCNEWS - West Virginia chemical company facing tough questions after spill
Daily Mail - Potential 'loophole' in chemical spill reporting law
The Journal - Plan Ahead: Future Fund will help facilitate state's growth
State Journal - Issues and Eggs kick off discussion of topics for legislative session
Gazette - Kessler: State's home rule law 'a mess'
Daily Mail - Kessler doubts any more auditing powers for Attorney General's Office
Daily Mail - Legislative leaders differ on pay raise
The Intelligencer - Local Legislators Support Raises, Small Business Help
MetroNews - The legislative line-up
MetroNews - Some lawmakers cool to idea of using Rainy Day money for budget needs
Gazette - Legislators' reactions to speech splits along party lines


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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