I believe in the power of the vote. I believe in the election processManchin considering bid for Byrd's seat Jul 07, 2010
Two and half years for me to appoint someone to replace this giant, Robert C. Byrd, is far too longManchin considering bid for Byrd's seat Jul 07, 2010
The DGA has never been in a stronger position, and Brian Schweitzer is a dynamic leader who will take the organization to the next levelSchweitzer to lead Democratic governors Dec 03, 2008
I told both of them, Hillary and President Clinton both spent an awful lot of time here and it paid off for her. I'll guarantee you, (Obama) needs to come back and spend a little bit of time, and he'll do well alsoStereotypes anger W.Va governor May 27, 2008
I am truly confident that Carte Goodwin will look out for West Virginia and he will make us proudW.Va. governor names Byrd replacement Jul 16, 2010
Joseph "Joe" Manchin III (born August 24, 1947) is the junior United States Senator representing West Virginia. Manchin, a Democrat, was Governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010. He won the special election in November 2010 to fill the seat of Robert Byrd, who had died in office; the term ends January 3, 2013.
Manchin was born in Farmington, West Virginia, in 1947, the second of five children of Mary (née Gouzd) and John Manchin. His grandparents were Italian and Czechoslovakian immigrants. His father owned a carpet and furniture store. His grandfather, Joe Manchin I, owned a grocery store. Both his father and his grandfather were elected as Mayor of Farmington, West Virginia. His uncle James Manchin was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and was elected statewide as West Virginia Secretary of State and West Virginia State Treasurer.
He graduated from Farmington High School in 1965.