|Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the district
April 5, 1955 |
Parkersburg, West Virginia, U.S.
|Residence||Clarksburg, West Virginia|
|Alma mater||Glenville State College|
|Profession||Legislator, business owner|
Jay Wolfe (born April 5, 1955) is an American business owner and former 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 but with the highest percentage of any other opponent of Robert C. Byrd. Byrd outspent Wolfe $3 million to $200,000.
2002 U.S. Senate campaign
Wolfe lost to incumbent Democrat Jay Rockefeller. Rockefeller outspent Wolfe $5 million to $150,000.
2008 U.S. Senate campaign
Wolfe lost a rematch to Rockefeller in a nearly identical margin but with Rockefeller spending more than he did in 2002.
|Democratic||Robert Byrd (inc.)||410,983||64.8%|
He married his high school girlfriend, Mollie. They have been married for over 40 years. He has four children and ten grandchildren.
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