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Eric Nelson Jr. (R - Kanawha, 17)


Capitol Office:
Room 216W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7854

P.O. Box 186
Charleston, WV 25321

Eric Nelson Jr. Biography

Education: B.S., Washington and Lee University; Venture Capital Institute

Occupation: Financial Consulting/Management

Spouse: Pamela Tuckwiller

Children: Heather, Tripp and Sydney

Parents: Former Delegate Eric Nelson, Sr. and the late Ann Cabell Patrick Nelson

Religion: Presbyterian

Town of Birth: Charleston, WV

Affiliations: First Presbyterian Church; Director, WesBanco Bank Inc.; Board Member, Clay Center and Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center; Member, World Presidents Organization; Independent Oil and Gas Association; Charleston Rotary; Kanawha Lodge #20; Scottish Rite; WV Farm Bureau; Leadership West Virginia; Former Member, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts; National Association of Small Business Investment Companies; National Venture Capital Association


CHAIR: Pensions
Banking and Insurance
Economic Development
Energy, Industry and Mining

CHAIR: Pensions and Retirement
Committee on Flooding
Ecomonic Development and Tourism
Energy and Manufacturing
Government and Finance
Insurance and PEIA
Technology and Infrastructure

DISTRICT 17 (2010 Districts)

District Counties: Kanawha (part)



Senator Nelson was the Lead Sponsor of 29 bills
SB 61Providing personal property tax credit to graduates of certain higher education institutions or trade schoolsPendingFinance
SB 62Establishing secondary location for racetrack video lottery terminalsPendingFinance
SB 63Relating to wages and salary under Parental Leave ActPendingFinance
SB 64Relating to WV Public Employees Retirement ActPending
SB 65Granting municipal fire marshal authority to assist law-enforcement officerPendingPolitical Subdivisions
SB 66Relating to regulation and control of electionsPending
SB 95Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax creditPending
SB 97Modifying contribution levels of certain judges who participate in retirement systemPending
SB 98Exempting capital gains from personal and corporate taxationPendingFinance
SB 99Relating to meetings among county boards of educationSigned
SB 100Permitting newly hired 911 personnel to participate in Emergency Medical Services Retirement SystemPending
SB 101Exempting Social Security from personal income taxPendingFinance
SB 131Allowing municipal fire marshals to receive service weapon upon retirementSigned
SB 237Relating to Public Employees Retirement System and State Teachers Retirement SystemSigned
SB 238Specifying when public employee's spouse may be covered by PEIAPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 449Updating terms for Natural Resources Police Officers Retirement System and retirement systems for charter schoolsSigned
SB 450Defining medical examination for disability purposes in retirement plans administered by Consolidated Public Retirement BoardSigned
SB 451Relating to Teachers Retirement System and Teachers’ Defined Contribution Retirement SystemSigned
SB 452Relating to Emergency Medical Services Retirement SystemSigned
SB 453Ensuring retirement contributions and delinquency charges of charter school employees be paid upon school closure or by successorSigned
SB 458Setting rate of interest on delinquent retirement contribution submissionsSigned
SB 474Requiring municipal pensions oversight board to propose legislative rulesPendingFinance
SB 475Modifying examinations for disability pensionsSigned
SB 477Relating to financing municipal policemen's and firemen's pension and relief fundsPending
SB 520Removing decrease in amount of certain benefits PEIA employees are entitled to at 65PendingBanking and Insurance
SB 533Relating to limitations on motor vehicle used by nonprofit cooperative recycling associationsSigned
SB 590Emergency Medical Services Retirement System ActPendingFinance
SB 622Including state correctional officers in DNR Police Officer Retirement SystemPending
SB 646Creating emeritus physician licensePendingHealth and Human Resources

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