Senator Joe Manchin: Keynote Speaker at ALMBS Graduation – A Celebration of Leadership, Learning, and Achievement

We are thrilled to that Senator Joe Manchin will be the keynote speaker at the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State (ALMBS) graduation ceremony! As a dedicated public servant and a proud West Virginian, Senator Manchin’s inspiring journey from businessman to governor to U.S. senator embodies the spirit of leadership and civic responsibility we strive to instill in our Boys State citizens. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of our state’s most influential leaders. Join us for an unforgettable morning of celebration and inspiration!

Senator Manchin Keynotes ALMBS Graduation Assembly

Senator Manchin has served in several leadership capacities on various associations, including: Chairman of the National Governors Association, Chairman of the Southern States Energy Board, President of the Council of State Governments, Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association and Chairman of the Southern Governors’ Association.

Senator Manchin served as Secretary of State from 2000 to 2004, and his office was known for excellent customer service. He was a state legislator from 1982 to 1996, where he earned a reputation for standing up for West Virginians.

Senator Manchin became a successful businessman after attending West Virginia University on a football scholarship.

Senator Manchin is an avid pilot, outdoorsman, hunter, angler and motorcyclist. He has been married for more than four decades to the former Gayle Conelly of Beckley. They 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