4th District, Jackson County
Senate President - Lieutenant Governor
Senator President-Lieutenant Governor Mitch B. Carmichael (R- Jackson, 4th District) is an accomplished businessman in the field of information technology. He was born on April 15, 1960 in Charleston, W.Va., the son of Carolyn V. Carmichael and the late William F. Carmichael. Senator Carmichael was raised in Jackson County and attended public schools in Ripley, W.Va. He is an Honors graduate from Marshall University with degrees in Finance and Economics. Upon graduation, he was recruited to one of the world’s leading technology companies. His exceptional career has taken him to an executive position with CityNet, a growing, innovative, entrepreneurial technology company in West Virginia. Mitch resides in Ripley, W.Va., where he is active in many community and charitable organizations, including Epworth United Methodist Church.
Senator Carmichael was first elected to the Senate in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. His talent, vision, leadership, and enthusiasm were quickly realized by his colleagues in the Senate to the extent that he was appointed to the important position of Senate Majority Leader. He served as the first Republican Senate Majority Leader in more than 83 years. His fellow Senators unanimously elected Senator Carmichael to the position of Senate President-Lieutenant Governor in January 2017.
Senator Carmichael previously served the State of West Virginia as an elected member of the House of Delegates. He was elected to five consecutive terms. His vast experience from serving on the Committees of Finance, Judiciary, Education, and Rules, along with his stellar voting record, has garnered awards from many fiscally conservative organizations including the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, West Virginia Business and Industry Council, and the West Virginia State Medical Association. Senator Carmichael is recognized statewide for his free-market, pro-growth economic policies, and is a strong voice for smaller government, judicial reform, lower taxes, and more individual freedom.