Office of the Senate President

Craig Blair

Welcome from Senate President Craig Blair

Whether you are a current resident or someone looking for a new place to build a business or call home, this site can be a valuable source of information about the pro-growth initiatives that have been enacted by the West Virginia Legislature over the last few years.

The Legislature has been focused on crafting legislation designed to create jobs and bring opportunities to the citizens of West Virginia, and we have enacted bold comprehensive tax, legal, regulatory and education reform legislation that are key to unlocking West Virginia's full economic potential.

We have worked hard to ensure that tax dollars are spent in a fiscally responsible manner. We have passed flat-line budgets without cutting services or endangering our most vulnerable citizens, and our rainy day fund is healthy. We have made changes to and investments in our pension plans, and they are in great shape.

Changes to our business tax structure in recent years have included elimination of the business franchise tax and the reduction of the corporate net income tax. We do not foresee any new or increased taxes on the horizon, and we fully expect a measure to pass next year that will eliminate the manufacturing inventory, machinery, and equipment tax and the personal property tax on motor vehicles.

West Virginia is a right-to-work state. The cost of doing business in the Mountain State is among the lowest in the country, and I believe our pro-business climate gives companies the opportunities needed for success.

West Virginia's strategic location and skilled workforce make it a great place to do business. Our low cost of living, beautiful mountains, and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities also make it a great place to live and raise a family.

I encourage you to let country roads bring you home to Almost Heaven West Virginia.


Statement from Senate President Craig Blair on the passing of former Senate President Warren McGraw - 06/15/2023
Statement from Senate President Craig Blair on the death of West Virginia State Trooper Sgt. Cory Maynard - 06/03/2023
Statement on Behalf of Senate President Blair - 05/15/2023
Statement on behalf of President Blair, Speaker Hanshaw - 04/12/2023
Senate Tackles PEIA, DHHR on Day One of 2023 Regular Session - 01/11/2023
Statement from Senate President Craig Blair regarding Third Extraordinary Session - 09/02/2022
Senate President Craig Blair Names Senator Amy Grady Chairman of Education Committee - 09/01/2022
Statement from Senate President Craig Blair on passing of World War II Medal of Honor Recipient Woody Williams - 06/29/2022
Senate President Blair Praises GreenPower Investment in West Virginia - 01/13/2022
Senate President Blair Praises Owens & Minor for Plan to Locate Facility in Morgantown - 01/13/2022


Office of the Senate President - Lt. Governor
Craig Blair

Room 229M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: (304) 357-7801
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Craig P Blair (R - Berkeley, 15)

Occupation: Businessman; Classified Certified Water Specialist Class V; Master Electrician; Master Plumber; Refrigeration Engineer

Born: October 17, 1959, in Martinsburg, West Virginia

Parents: Freddie L. and Jeanette Blair

Wife: Andrea Dendy Blair

Children: Philip Lee Blair, Saira Grey Blair

Education: Hedgesville High School; James Rumsey Vocational Technical Center (1) Industrial and Residential Electricity (2) Air Conditioning (3) Machine Trades

Affiliations: Member, National Rifle Association; West Virginia Citizens Defense League; Eastern Panhandle Business Association

Legislative Service: Elected to the House 2002-2008; Elected to the Senate 2012-2020

Legislative Positions Held: Chair, Committee on Finance, 83rd and 84th Legislatures; Vice Chair, Committee on Education, 84th Legislature; Majority Whip, 83rd Legislature; Chair, Committee on Government Organization, 82nd and 83rd Legislatures

Religion: Christian

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