Contact Your Legislators

Use this link and enter your zipcode to learn the names of the legislators serving your district.

Contact your legislator by writing a letter, making a call, or paying a visit.  The West Virginia Legislature website offers all the phone numbers, addresses, and Capitol office numbers for your Senators and Delegates.  This toll free number, 877-565-3447, will connect you to the Capitol as well.  Handwritten letters are more likely to receive attention than an email.   Phone calls are helpful especially when a bill is up for a vote.

The best method for delivering your message is to visit your representative and speak person to person.  Currently the WV legislature is in session so call the Capitol offices of the reps to schedule an appointment in Charleston.   It is advisable to call at least one week in advance to schedule meetings.  As our legislators’ time is valuable, a meeting may only last 15 minutes.  Sometime the best that one can do is catch a legislator in the hallway as he/she goes from office to meeting.

Here is a link to a map of the Capitol to assist you in finding offices.

The legislators will be dressed in business attire, so dress appropriately.

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Della August 18, 2011 at 9:04 pm

I think you should have a strict rule on Marcellus shale drilling. In some places, it is ruining our environment. We need to stand together and be for the right thing.
Thank you, Della

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Judy McDade December 14, 2011 at 11:36 am

It is obvious that our “Democratic” governor and our
Senator Manchin, do not give a damn about this state. We are not being considered as worthy of their attention. The
only thing they care about is industry. If I here one more
politician yell, “Jobs” I am going puke. I would like to send
them all to live on a Frack Pad. I will vote this coming year
as I always do, I only wish we had people who truly want to
protect our rights as the caretakers of this land,WV.

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Patty Means January 5, 2014 at 9:31 pm

I am in agreement with Judy McDade. It seems as though the Drilling is raping our county and state. Anyone living in the line of fire of a drilling pad, has to live with overweight trucks, engines winning, jake brakes, all hours of the day and night ruining our roads and the quality of air we breathe.

But The State of WV has sold us all out to these companies, the state just charges them a “Special Fees” to drive these rigs on roads and bridges not built for them and further not allowed by law. I guess it will take a bus load of innocent children being hurt and/or injured by this industry before any sort of regulation is brought into legislation. Just look at the fatalities in 2013 alone.

Would it not be nice that through the hours of 12am – 6am they cannot operate on the smaller roads? At least we might get some “quiet enjoyment”, the reason we live in rural West Virginia! I would challenge any delegate to speak up for regulating this industry, but the very reason they do not is because there is way too much in the way of taxes and fee dollars to loose.

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Lulu Lemon April 3, 2014 at 9:13 am

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Mark E Eddy December 11, 2014 at 9:35 am

WAKE UP, WEST VIRGINIA —

You know, I have lived here in Tyler County all my life. We built our home, raised our family and paid our taxes, yet the first opportunity that the state and local officials have to devaluate our properties, posion our drinking water, pollute our air, and destoy our natural scenery, they are all for it. All for the sake of greed.

Our Governor, Sentators, and all the rest of the elected officals that are invoved in this rape and pillage should hold their heads very low indeed, then every single one of them should be run out of this state. Enough is enough. WAKE UP PEOPLE. Write or call these officals. Tell them how you feel. Call them what they are.

Mark E. Eddy, Tyler County, WV
markddy@yahoo.com

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