Shelley Moore Capito

Born:November 26, 1953 (age 66)
Career:U.S. Senate, 2015-present
U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-2014
West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1997-2001
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 Glendale, West Virginia. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in zoology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, in 1975. In 1976, she completed her Master of Education from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Capito worked as a college counselor and served as a member in the West Virginia State House of Delegates from 1997 to 2001. Capito then represented West Virginia's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2014. In the House, Capito served on the Financial Services Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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


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