Patrick Morrisey was elected as the Attorney General for the State of West Virginia on November 6, 2012, and reelected to a second term Nov. 8, 2016. He was initially sworn into office on January 14, 2013.
Patrick Morrisey is the first Republican to serve as Attorney General in West Virginia since 1933, and as a resident of Harpers Ferry, Morrisey is also the first Attorney General from Jefferson County in our state’s history.
Since becoming Attorney General, Morrisey has made fighting fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption a top priority of the Office. Shortly after taking office, he instituted a new policy for hiring outside counsel that has dramatically increased transparency and saved the state more than $4 million. He has also returned more than $39 million in monies to the state and has brought in many millions more to state agency clients and consumers.
In late 2015, Attorney General Morrisey established a
Cole Saseen, President
Riley McAllister, Vice President & Loan Officer
James Couch, Loan Officer
Gabriel Adams, Teller
Johnathan Golden, Teller
John Bober, Teller
Aden Slusser, Teller
Aaron Boggs, Barbour
Issac Smith, Braxton
Jakob Baker, Panhandle
Zane Cogar, Gilmer
Landen Fulton, Calhoun
Nathaniel Beer, Lewis
Gable Kolb, Upshur
Zachary Roush, Harrison
Hayden Faulk, Kanawha
Kole Jarvis, Marion
Clayton Meredith, Randolph
Bernard Suchoca, Monroe
Carson Bates, Webster
The 82nd Annual American Legion Boys State officially began today, June 9, 2019. Approximately 350 young men from all regions of West Virginia went through the registration process, which
included their cottage and party assignments, as well as issuance of their American Legion Boys State t-shirts.
After registration, the citizens were off to their assigned cottages to meet their counselors, find a bed, have an orientation, and get ready for the Law Lecture and Bar Exam. Each citizen was given The American Legion Boys State Manual of Government, which will be his guide throughout the week.
The American Legion Boys State program offers opportunities for each citizen to have hands on learning in banking, journalism, law enforcement, legal, political, homeland security, National Guard, corrections, and emergency management career paths.
The American Legion Boys State counselors and staff are volunteers who are available to help with any need that may arise whether it is career
Barbour/Webster – Bryce Wamsley, Braxton – Camron Wayne, Calhoun/Gilmer – Robert Boglesong, Harrison/Upshur – Alexander Dilullo, Kanawha – Nathan Mayo, Lewis – Dakota Westfall, Marion – Pierce Spain, Monroe – N/A, Panhandle – Trent Clad, Randolph – Richard Sams.
If anyone can run the distance, it’s Marine veteran Jamie Summerlin. His passion for running and empathy for fellow veterans inspired him in March 2012 to embark on a 3,452 mile, 100 day cross country journey that began in Coos Bay, Oregon, and ended in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. His trek across 16 states and the District of Columbia, detailed in his book Freedom Run, not only raised money for national and local organizations whose mission is to assist veterans, but it inspired communities and veterans alike to Dream Big and find ways to support the United States Military and those who have served our country so bravely.
Jim Ryun, former U.S. Congressman, 3-time Olympian and world record holder, calls Freedom Run a captivating book that is the story about the true American spirit; U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says Summerlin’s book shows all of us that we can each do more.
Summerlin was recognized
American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. It is a participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government. American Legion Boys State was founded in 1935 to counter the socialism inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first American Legion Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a separate but similar program for young women called American Legion Auxiliary Girls State.
At American Legion Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, American Legion Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement
The 82nd Annual American Legion Mountaineer Boys State will be held June 9-15, 2019 at West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill. Students will take part in creating the 51st State to the Union. Founded in 1936, the goal of The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State (ALMBS) is to educate and train West Virginia youth in understanding one of the country’s most precious freedoms; the democratic form of government. ALMBS is characterized as “West Virginia’s Premier Leadership Academy!” Participants receive instruction and hands on experience in the governmental, political, and legal processes and participate in a variety of “career paths” that include Political, Legal, Banking, Law Enforcement (State Police and Natural Resource Police), Journalism (Broadcast & Print), Homeland Security (National Guard), Corrections, and Emergency Services. West Virginia proudly holds the 2nd oldest American Legion Boys State charter in the nation.
ALMBS is sponsored by the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization – The
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was sworn into the United States Senate on November 15, 2010 to fill the seat left vacant by the late Senator Robert C. Byrd. For Senator Manchin, serving as West Virginia’s Senator is truly an honor and a privilege.
Born and raised in the small coal mining town of Farmington, W.Va., Sen. Manchin grew up learning the values that all West Virginians share – family, common sense, fairness and hard work. As a small businessman, he learned firsthand from his grandfather, Papa Joe, who was an Italian immigrant and the town grocer, the importance of serving the public. As a young man, his beloved grandmother, Mama Kay, inspired Senator Manchin’s belief in public service through her unflagging compassion and desire to help those less fortunate. More than anything, it is his family and the values he learned growing up among the hardworking men and women of