Shelley Moore Capito

Born:November 26, 1953 (age 70)
Career:U.S. Senate, 2015-present
U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-2014
West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1997-2001
State:West Virginia
Education:B.A., Duke University
M.E., University of Virginia

Shelley Moore Capito assumed office as U.S. senator from West Virginia in 2015. Capito is West Virginia's first female senator.

Capito was born November 26, 1953, in Glen Dale, West Virginia. She completed a Bachelor of Science in zoology from Duke University in 1975. In 1976, she completed her Master of Education from the University of Virginia. After graduation, Capito worked as a college counselor and advisor at West Virginia State College (now University).

From 1997 to 2001, Capito served in the West Virginia State House of Delegates. Capito then represented West Virginia's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2015.

For more information on Capito's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (n.d.) Capito, Shelley Moore (1953-). Retrieved on May 1, 2020, from

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