|President of the West Virginia Senate|
November 14, 2011
Acting: January 12, 2011 – November 14, 2011 – January 14, 2015
|Preceded by||Earl Ray Tomblin|
|Succeeded by||Bill Cole|
|West Virginia Senate Minority Leader|
January 14, 2015
|Preceded by||Mike Hall|
|Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 2nd district
November 10, 1997
Serving with Kent Leonhardt
|Preceded by||Larry Wiedebusch|
November 16, 1955 |
Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.
|Residence||Glen Dale, West Virginia, U.S.|
|Alma mater||West Liberty State College (B.A.)
West Virginia University College of Law (J.D.)
Jeffrey Vincent "Jeff" Kessler (born November 16, 1955) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia Senate in the United States, representing the 2nd District since his appointment in November 1997 and subsequent reelections. He is currently the minority leader of the Senate.
Kessler previously served as President of the Senate, Acting President of the Senate and Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Kessler sought the Democratic nomination for governor in the May 14, 2011, primary, and was unsuccessful. Kessler is also involved in private practice, where he is a partner in the law firm Berry, Kessler, Crutchfield, Taylor & Gordon.
Kessler was born November 16, 1955 in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is the son of George Henry Kessler (1924 - 2009) and Rosemary Krupica Kessler (1930 - 1978). He is a 1974 graduate of Bishop Donahue High School in McMechen, West Virginia. He also attended West Liberty State College (now West Liberty University) in Wheeling, West Virginia, and the West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia.
- West Virginia Legislature - Senator Jeff Kessler official government website
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Jeffrey V. Kessler (WV) profile
- Follow the Money - Jeff Kessler
Earl Ray Tomblin
|President of the West Virginia Senate