Senate President & Lieutenant Governor Earl Ray Tomblin

President's Welcome Message

Earl Ray TomblinWhen the West Virginia Legislature meets in regular or special session its actions always have an effect on the citizens represented by its membership. During these meetings West Virginians often have questions or strong points of view about the proposed bills and resolutions which are brought before the Senate or the House of Delegates. It is that link between the people and their representation in the Legislature which gives importance and relevance to the Legislature's website you are visiting.

The constant ebb and flow of information, questions, statements of support or opposition or just academic interest from a student, can be found or provided by the public's use of this important technological tool. Over the past several years we have witnessed the growth of public use of the website from a mere interest by a few, to widespread use by individuals and organizations seeking to become more involved in their government.

Internet accessibility has become a mainstay in the democratic and legislative process because it brings a level of direct and convenient contact unmatched by any other medium. Historically we have all been taught to write our congressman or legislator, and let him or her know just how we feel about a particular bill. Now, that same message, which once required a stamp and an envelope, can be transmitted and processed in a matter of seconds with the use of a personal computer and the world-wide-web. There is no question this technology is having a dramatic impact on the development of public policy.

We are very proud of the service our website offers, and the manner in which it has been designed. We want to keep it as user friendly as possible, so that anyone who wants to use the service can easily find what he or she is seeking. If you have any suggestions about how we can improve our service, please feel free to email us at the address below. We are always happy to hear from our constituents, or from anyone interested in what's going on in West Virginia State Government.


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Senate President Honored with National Top Legislative Award
West Virginia Senate President and Lieutenant Governor Earl Ray Tomblin recognized with the 2009 Excellence in State Legislative Leadership Award at the NCSL's national conference in Philadelphia.


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