Jim Justice (born April 27, 1951) is the Governor of West Virginia. He was elected in 2016 over Republican candidate Bill Cole. He succeeded Earl Ray Tomblin. Jim Justice is a billionaire businessman who is the richest man in the state of West Virginia. Justice, originally a member of the Republican Party, became a Democrat ahead of the 2016 election, but he switched back to the Republicans in 2017.
In addition to his business and political interests, he has been the girls basketball coach at Greenbrier East High School in Lewisburg since 2003, having won the state championship in 2012. He also coached the boys team for several years as well.
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