Patrick Morrisey was elected as the Attorney General for the State of West Virginia on November 6, 2012, and was 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 also voluntarily returned approximately $18 million in monies to the state and has brought in many millions more to state agency clients and consumers.
In 2014, Attorney General Morrisey called on the West Virginia Legislature to do thorough audits and performance reviews
Major Chris Kinney currently serves with the WVARNG as part of the Special Operations Detachment – Europe. He began his career by enlisting in the Army in the fall of 1990. In 1991, he was admitted to the USMA Preparatory School and subsequently attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an infantry officer. During his active duty time, MAJ Kinney served as a rifle platoon leader, mortar platoon leader, company executive officer, adjutant, and assistant operations officer. He transferred to the WVARNG in 2002 and served a one-year tour in Iraq as an intelligence officer and battery commander. After a break in service MAJ Kinney returned to the WVARNG to serve with the state’s Officer Candidate School, which he commanded from 2011 to 2015. MAJ Kinney has been awarded the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medals, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman
Tina M. Rush is the Local Government Affairs Representative for West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, representing MarkWest Energy, a subsidiary of MPLX LP. She works with local government officials, non-profit organizations and community members in areas where MPLX operates.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Rush worked at the company’s Mobley Complex in Wetzel County, West Virginia. Ms. Rush has also owned her own business and worked in human resources for a Fortune 500 company.
In addition to serving on the board of directors of the newly formed Women’s Energy Network of West Virginia, she is also on the board of the Doddridge County Chamber of Commerce and the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce. She is active in her community and volunteers with several groups and committees.
Ms. Rush is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.
The honorable John D. Perdue is West Virginia’s 24th State Treasurer and is currently serving his sixth term. Treasurer Perdue is West Virginia’s longest-serving state treasurer with 20 years in office. He gained that distinction in 2015 when he surpassed Richard Talbott (D-Barbour) who occupied the office from 1933-1951.
Treasurer Perdue has served the people of West Virginia for more than 40 years. He started his public service career with the Department of Agriculture in 1973. During his time there he held several positions, including the title of Assistant Commissioner. In 1989 he became executive assistant to former Governor Gaston Caperton and served as a member of his executive staff for eight years.
Since taking office in 1997, Treasurer Perdue has worked diligently to make West Virginia a better place for families, business owners and citizens of all ages. As the banker of state government, Treasurer Perdue manages more than $13 billion
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.