Joe Manchin Bio, Age, Education, Wife, Kids, Senator, Net Worth

Joe Manchin

Joe Manchin Biography

Joseph Manchin III is an American politician and businessman serving as the senior United States senator from West Virginia, a seat he has held since 2010. A member of the Democratic Party, Manchin was the 34th governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010 and the 27th secretary of state of West Virginia from 2001 to 2005.

Joe Manchin Age

Joseph Manchin III was born on 24th August, 1947, Farmington, West Virginia, U.S.

Joe Manchin Height

He stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Joe Manchin Education

Manchin graduated from Farmington High School in 1965. He entered West Virginia University on a football scholarship in 1965. Manchin graduated in 1970 with a degree in business administration.

Joe Manchin Nationality

He is an American Nationality.

Joe Manchin Parents

Joe was born to Mary O. and John Manchin. The name “Manchin” was derived from the Italian name “Mancini”. His father was of Italian descent and his maternal grandparents were Czechoslovak immigrants. He is a member of the Friends of Wales Caucus.

Manchin’s father owned a carpet and furniture store, and his grand father, Joseph Manchin, owned a grocery store. His father and his grandfather both served as Farmington’s mayor. His uncle A.J. Manchin was a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates and later the West Virginia Secretary of State and Treasurer.

Joe Manchin Siblings

Joe has five siblings.

Joe Manchin Wife

Joe is married to his wife, Gayle Conelly Manchin,  is an American educator and government official who was the First Lady of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010 and is the current Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission. Manchin previously served as the president of the West Virginia Board of Education from 2013 to 2014 and West Virginia Secretary of Education and the Arts from 2017 until her termination in March 2018.

Joe Manchin Children

Joe and his wife Gayle have three children: Heather, Joseph IV and Brooke, and are the proud grandparents of Joseph V, Sophie, Kelsey, Madeline, Chloe, Jack, Carly, Vivian, Beaux and Knox.

Joe Manchin Senator

Manchin announced he would seek the Senate seat on 20th July 2010. In the August 28 Democratic primary, he defeated former Democratic Congressman and former West Virginia Secretary of State Ken Hechler. In the general election, he defeated Republican businessman John Raese with 53% of the vote.

Manchin was a member of the National Governors Association, the Southern Governors’ Association, and the Democratic Governors Association. He was also chairman of the Southern States Energy Board, state’s chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission and chairman of the Interstate Mining Compact Commission.

Manchin received the most funding from the oil and gas industry of any senator from May 2020 to May 2021, including $1.6 million in donations from fossil fuel PACs. He also receives funding from individuals and PACs connected to law and real estate, among others.

Manchin is often considered a moderate, or even conservative, Democrat. He has called himself a “centrist, moderate conservative Democrat” and “fiscally responsible and socially compassionate.” CBS News has called him “a rifle-brandishing moderate” who is “about as centrist as a senator can get.” The American Conservative Union gave him a 25% lifetime conservative rating and the progressive PAC Americans for Democratic Action gave him a 35% liberal quotient in 2016.

Manchin was one of eight Democratic senators to sign a letter in April 2017 to President Trump noting government-subsidized Chinese steel had been placed into the American market in recent years below cost and had hurt the domestic steel industry and the iron ore industry that fed it, calling on Trump to raise the steel issue with President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping in his meeting with him.

Senator Manchin currently serves as the Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and also serves on the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs – four critical committees that tackle the important work of addressing the nation’s energy needs, overseeing discretionary spending, defending our nation, and standing up for the Veterans.

Joe Manchin Salary

He earns an estimated annual salary of USD 250,000.

Joe Manchin Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be USD 1 million.

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