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Michael Woelfel's Biography

Office: State Senate (WV) - District 5, Democratic

Contact Information

Room 203W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305

801 8th Street
Huntington, WV 25701

Full Name:

Michael 'Mike' Woelfel

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Julia; 2 Children: Matthew, Michael

Home City:

Huntington, WV

JD, West Virginia University, 1978

BA, History, Marshall University, 1974

Senator, West Virginia State Senate, District 5, 2014-present

Candidate, West Virginia State Senate, District 5, 2018

Parliamentarian, Cabell County Democratic Executive Committee, 1991-1993

Former Member, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, West Virginia State Senate

Former Member, Banking and Insurance Committee, West Virginia State Senate

Former Member, Commission on Special Investigations, West Virginia State Senate

Former Member, Joint Energy Committee, West Virginia General Assembly

Former Member, Joint Infrastructure Committee, West Virginia General Assembly

Former Member, Joint Judiciary Committee, West Virginia General Assembly

Former Member, Joint PEIA, Seniors and Long Term Care Committee, West Virginia General Assembly

Former Member, Natural Resources Committee, West Virginia State Senate

Former Member, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, West Virginia State Senate

Former Member, West Virginia Law Institute-Interim Committee, West Virginia State Senate

Member, Juvenile Crime Enforcement Coalition Team, Office of Institutional Education Programs, West Virginia Department of Education, 2001-2008

Member, Governor's Committee on Crime and Delinquency, 1982-1985, 1997-2004

Magistrate, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, 2003-present

Lawyer, General Law Practice, 1978-present

Partner, Thorn Tree Apartments Limited Liability Company, 2013

Juvenile Court Referee, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, 1980-2010

Adjunct Professor, Legal Studies & Criminal Justice, Marshall University, 1980-2004

Guest Sports Columnist, Herald Dispatch, 1996-2001

Special Commissioner, Cabell County Circuit Court, 1984-1986

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Cabell County, 1978-1980

Board of Directors Member, Forest Management Incorporated, 1992-present

Member, Saint Joseph Catholic Church, present

Member, Saint Joseph Men's Club, present

Member, Trout Unlimited, present

Member, West Virginia State Bar, present

Member, Board of Directors, Weed & Seed Federal Grant Committee for Community Improvement, 2002-2008

Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach, Huntington High School, 2002-2007

Chair, Police Hearing Board, Village of Barboursville, 1999-2005

Member, Time Out Youth Shelter Community Team, 2000-2004

Board of Directors Member, A-D Lewis Youth Recreational Center, 1986-1998

Board of Directors Member, Time Out Youth Shelter, 1985-1993

Board of Directors Member, Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, 1981-1986

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