Shelley Moore Capito

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Shelley Moore Capito
Shelley Moore Capito official Senate photo.jpg
Junior U.S. Senator from West Virginia
From: January 2015 – present
Predecessor Jay Rockefeller
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
U.S. Representative from West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District
From: January 2001-January 2015
Predecessor Bob Wise
Successor Alex Mooney
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Charles L. Capito
Religion Presbyterian

Shelley Moore Capito (born November 26, 1953) is the junior Republican United States Senator for her native West Virginia who was elected in 2014. She serves alongside the better-known Democrat Joe Manchin.

Capito received 62 percent of the vote on Election Day, while her Democrat opponent received 34 percent.[1]

She joined the West Virginia delegation to Congress with a Democratic senator and three Republican representatives.

Despite voting in 2015 to repeal ObamaCare, when it was known the bill would be vetoed by Obama,[2] Capito opposed repealing the law after Donald Trump became U.S. President and repealing the law became a real possibility.[3]


Capito served in the West Virginia House of Delegates for four years before being elected to national office as the representative for West Virginia's 2nd district (Jan. 2001-Jan. 2015).[4]

She is the daughter of Arch A. Moore, Jr., who served as the governor of West Virginia for three terms.


  1. "Election results center: Statewide results" (2014). West Virginia Secretary of State website. Retrieved on January 19, 2015.
  2. Moran, Sean (July 18, 2017). Sen. Shelley Moore Capito Voted to Repeal Obamacare in 2015, Now She Opposes Repealing Obamacare. Breitbart News. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  3. Hellmann, Jessie; Carney, Jordain (July 18, 2017). GOP's repeal-only plan quickly collapses in Senate. The Hill. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  4. "Shelley Moore Capito: About Shelley" (2015). United States Senate website. Retrieved on January 19, 2015.