Representative Shelley Moore Capito of Charleston, WV, serves the people of West Virginia’s Second Congressional District in the 111th Congress. Representative Capito is a former member of the WV House of Delegates and a committed public servant. She is currently the only Republician and the only woman in West Virginia’s congressional delegation. Representative Capito serves on the House Financial Services Committee, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
She strongly believes that the challenges of our day demand bipartisan solutions and has been an advocate for a range of policies that directly impact her constituents. In her push for energy independence, she has argued that West Virginia’s coal reserves must play a part in an all-of-the-above solution to our nation’s energy needs. She has been a strong voice for healthcare accessibility and affordability, particulary in rural areas. Also, with such a large population of vetrans in West Virgina, Representative Capito is committed to improving the support structure for our service men and women.
When not in Washington, Representative Capito regularly travels her 18-county district to meet with her constituents and local leaders. She lives in Charleston with her husband, Charles L. Capito. They have three children. She graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Zoology and holds a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia.