Rocky Fitzsimmons

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Rocky Fitzsimmons
Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 1st district
In office
December 26, 2012 – December 1, 2014
Preceded by Orphy Klempa
Succeeded by Ryan Ferns
Personal details
Born (1979-03-05) March 5, 1979 (age 36)
Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Residence Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.
Alma mater Washington University in St. Louis (B.S.)
Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D.)
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

Robert J. "Rocky" Fitzsimmons (born March 5, 1979) is an American attorney and politician from the state of West Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Fitzsimmons served in the West Virginia Senate.

Fitzsimmons attended Washington University in St. Louis, graduating with a bachelor of science magna cum laude degree in biomedical engineering. He enrolled at the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he received his juris doctor. As an attorney, he joined the Fitzsimmons Law Firm, based in Warwood, West Virginia, with other members of his family.[1][2]

Fitzsimmons was appointed to the West Virginia Senate in December 2012 by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, replacing Orphy Klempa.[1]

On November 4, 2014, Fitzsimmons was defeated for reelection by Republican Delegate Ryan Ferns.


  1. ^ a b "WV MetroNews – Senator Rocky Fitzsimmons ready to get started". December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ King, Joselyn (December 27, 2012). "Fitzsimmons Appointed To W.Va. Senate". The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 

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