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American Politician, 34th and current Governor of West Virginia


Joseph "Joe" Manchin III is an American politician from the State of West Virginia. Manchin is the 34th and current Governor of West Virginia, having taken office on January 17, 2005. He is also a candidate in the 2010 U.S. Senate election in West Virginia. He is a member of the Democratic Party and the scion of a Democratic political family in his home state.

Joe Manchin Info

Date of BirthAugust 24, 1947
Place of BirthFarmington, West Virginia, United States
Spouse (s)Gayle Conelly Manchin (m. 1967–present)
ChildrenHeather, Joseph IV, Brooke
ResidenceWest Virginia Governor's Mansion (Official), Fairmont, West Virginia (Private)
Political PartyDemocratic Party
Alma materWest Virginia University (B.S.)
ReligionChristian-Latin Rite Catholic
ProfessionEnergy executive
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 I believe in health care reform. I don't believe in the way this bill was passed. Why they overreached, I don't know. 
— Joe Manchin favors partial repeal of the Health Care Reform / September 26, 2010
 Business and labor leaders know that I will be an independent voice in Washington, and that I will always do the right thing for our state, regardless of political party, 
— Joe Manchin is happy to get the endorsement of both the Chamber and the AFL-CIO, the nation's largest labor union / September 20, 2010