|Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the district
April 5, 1955 |
Parkersburg, West Virginia
|Residence||Clarksburg, West Virginia|
|Alma mater||Glenville State College|
|Profession||Legislator, business owner|
Jay Wolfe is a former business owner, State Senator, and U.S. Senate candidate.
Early life, education, and business career
Wolfe was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia to Donald and Emogene Moore Wolfe. He graduated from Parkersburg South High School in 1973. He attended Marshall University and graduated from Glenville State College in 1977 with a degree in business administration.
1988 U.S. Senate campaign
Wolfe lost to incumbent Democrat Robert C. Byrd.
2002 U.S. Senate campaign
Wolfe lost to incumbent Democrat Jay Rockefeller.
2008 U.S. Senate campaign
Wolfe lost a rematch to Rockefeller in a nearly identical margin.
|West Virginia United States Senate election, 1988|
|Democratic||Robert Byrd (inc.)||410,983||64.8%|
|West Virginia U.S. Senate Election, 2002|
|United States Senate election in West Virginia, 2008|
He married his high school girlfriend, Mollie. They have been married for over 30 years. He has four children and four grandchildren.
- "Parkersburg, West Virginia". City-Data.com. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
- "Jay Wolfe (R)". The Washington Post.
- "U.S. Senate: West Virginia". CNN. 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2008-11-04.