Budget Countdown for West Virginia Legislature

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News and Media

GOP Plan Puts Teacher, Service Personnel Jobs At Risk
Classroom teacher shortfall would approach 1,400 if Republican budget cuts are implemented...Read Full Article
GOP Budget Slashes Higher Education and Threatens to Close Schools
Governor joins WVU and Marshall in calling on the Legislature to protect higher education funding ...Read Full Article
Governor Justice Tells Contractors They Play A Key Role In Building A Brighter Future For West Virginia
Praises Legislature’s Republican Finance chairs, says “they get it, they understand” the severity of the problem ...Read Full Article

Meet the Governor

James C. Justice, II was born April 27, 1951, to James Conley Justice and Edna Ruth Justice. He attended Raleigh County public schools, graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and attended Greenbrier Military Academy. Governor Justice went to Marshall University in Huntington and was captain of the golf team before earning his undergraduate degree and a Masters in business administration.

Justice has spent his career creating thousands of jobs.

He joined his family’s business in 1974. Because of his strong interest in nature and the outdoors, he started Justice Family Farms in 1977. He is now the largest farmer east of the Mississippi River.

Upon his father’s death in 1993, Jim became the President and CEO of Bluestone Industries and Bluestone Coal. Over the next 15 years, he launched a massive expansion of multiple businesses.

In 2009, Justice rescued The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, from bankruptcy. Since then he has brought major events like the PGA Tour, training camps for the NFL and NBA, and countless high-profile acts and conferences to The Greenbrier.

Continuing the family’s tradition of being major supporters of youth programs, since 1992 he has been President of Beckley Little League. He has coached basketball teams of all ages for 36 years and is currently the head girls and boys basketball coach at Greenbrier East High School.

Jim and his wife Cathy recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.

The Governor and First Lady have two children, James (Jay) C. Justice, III, who runs the family’s coal and agriculture operations, and Dr. Jill Justice, president of Greenbrier Hotel Corporation and a physician at the Greenbrier Clinic.

The Justice family also includes Jay’s wife, Catherine Grainger Justice, and Jill’s husband, Adam Long. Jim and Cathy live in Lewisburg with Molly Belle and Lucy, their two Boston terriers.

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Meet the administration


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