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Jay Rockefeller

Party
Democrat
Office Held:
US Senate, WV
Office Sought:
US Senate, WV
ROCKEFELLER, John Davison IV (Jay), (nephew of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, great-grandson of Nelson Aldrich, and son-in-law of Charles Harting Percy), a Senator from West Virginia; born in New York City, June 18, 1937; graduated, Phillips Academy, Exeter, N.H., 1954; graduated, Harvard University 1961; VISTA volunteer, Emmons, W. Va., 1964-1966; member, West Virginia house of delegates 1966-1968; secretary of State of West Virginia 1968-1972; president, West Virginia Wesleyan College 1973-1976; Governor of West Virginia 1977-1985; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1984 and began service on January 15, 1985; reelected in 1990, 1996, 2002, and again in 2008 for the term ending January 3, 2015; chair, Committee on VeteransÂ’ Affairs (One Hundred Third Congress, One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003]), Select Committee on Intellegence (One Hundred Tenth Congress), Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (One Hundred Eleventh to One Hundred Thirteenth Congresses); vice-chair, Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Eighth Congress).

Source: Bioguide

Campaign Finance

$438,394 Received
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  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
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  • Top Industries

    OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
    96% of the total amount raised came from an identifiable industry.
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Earmarks

$39,936,000 Allocated
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View all earmarks data for Jay Rockefeller Sources: OpenSecrets.org