Congressman David McKinley Speaks to ALMBS
David B. McKinley, P.E. began his tenure in Congress on January 3, 2011, when he was sworn in to represent the First District of West Virginia.
David is a proud, seventh generation West Virginian and a native of Wheeling. After graduating from Purdue University’s civil engineering school, he worked in the construction industry as a professional engineer.
As a successful former small businessman, David established McKinley and Associates — an architectural and engineering firm — that includes offices in Wheeling and Charleston, W.Va. and Washington, PA. Over the 44 years that David owned his business, he created hundreds of jobs and understands the vital role small businesses plays in creating private sector jobs and strengthening the economy. He was recognized, twice, by West Virginia Executive Magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in West Virginia.
David was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the First District of West Virginia in 2010. As one of two professional engineers in Congress, he has a seat on the Committee on Energy and Commerce. He was re-elected to Congress in 2012.
David is married to the former Mary Gerkin from New Martinsville, West Virginia and they are the proud parents of four children and six grandchildren.