John Unger

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John R. Unger II
Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 16th district
Assumed office
January 13, 1999
Serving with Patricia Rucker
Preceded by Harry E. Dugan
Personal details
Born (1969-01-24) January 24, 1969 (age 48)
Martinsburg, West Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Residence Martinsburg, West Virginia, U.S.
Alma mater West Virginia University (B.A.)
University of Hong Kong
University of Oxford (B.A., M.A.)
Profession Pastor

John Ronald Unger II is a Democrat representing the 16th District in the West Virginia Senate. The 16th District includes all of Jefferson County and a portion of Berkeley County. Unger also became Majority Leader of the West Virginia Senate in January 2011.

Unger was named a member of the 1992 USA TODAY All-USA Academic Team. He was a student at West Virginia University, and went as a Rhodes Scholar to Oxford University.[1]

Unger is ordained as an ELCA Lutheran pastor, and serves the congregations of St. John Lutheran Church, St. John's Episcopal Church, and Bolivar United Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.[2] In addition, he is a chaplain for the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.[3]


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