Shelley (Shelley) Moore Capito (R)
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Capitol: 202.224.6472
FAX: 202.224.7665
District: 304.262.9285
Senator
Room 172 RSOB- Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-4805

Residence: Charleston, WV
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Charles Lewis Capito   DOB: 11/26/1953
Committee Assignments
RM MemberSenate Committee on Environment and Public Works
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
Co-ChairCongressional ENGINE Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Infant Health and Safety
Co-ChairDiversifying Technology Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Chemistry Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Broadband Caucus
FC MemberSenate Competitiveness Caucus
FC MemberSenate India Caucus
FC MemberSenate Cultural Caucus
FC MemberSenate Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Public Service Caucus
FC MemberSenate Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional America 250 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Committee on Rules and Administration
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
Vice ChairRoosevelt Conservation Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovations
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Chemical Safety, Waste Management, Environmental Justice, and Regulatory Oversight
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime Freight, and Ports
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Youth Sports
FC MemberInvisible Wounds Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband
MemberSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus

Bio

From growing up in Glen Dale in the Northern Panhandle, to representing the 2nd Congressional District from the Ohio River up to the Eastern Panhandle, to raising her family in Charleston, Shelley knows the ins and outs of every region of the state. Early in life, Shelley saw how her father, Governor Arch Moore Jr., instituted changes to improve West Virginia-building up not only infrastructure and the economy but also families and state pride. It's that mindset that inspires her work today.

Shelley first dedicated her professional life to serving students, working as a college counselor and advisor at West Virginia State College (now University). She worked closely with first-generation college students, fueling her passion for providing life-changing opportunity for all West Virginians. Shelley also served as director of the Educational Information Center for the West Virginia Board of Regents, helping to advise higher education policy for the state. Her work there only sharpened her skills to turn policy on paper to tangible results.

While raising three kids, Shelley became more involved in her local community, representing Kanawha County in the West Virginia House of Delegates. In 2000, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where she worked to spur growth by supporting community banks and freeing up capital to rural communities. She also worked extensively to expand transportation infrastructure throughout the state, most notably along Route 35. After seven terms representing the Second Congressional District, she ran for the United States Senate, hoping to be a stronger voice for the Mountain State and to restore order to a Senate stuck in gridlock for far too long. Shelley is the first female Senator in West Virginia's history and was elected with the largest margin of victory for a Republican in state history-winning more than 70 percent of the vote and all 55 counties, surpassing the previous mark she set in 2014 when she won more than 62 percent of the vote and all 55 counties.

Shelley lives with her husband, Charlie, in Charleston. They are the proud parents of Charles (wife Laura), Moore, and Shelley (husband Colin), and even prouder grandparents of Celia, Charlie, Eliza, Rose, Arch, Macaulay, and Lewis.