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West Virginia Legislature

NameWest Virginia Legislature
Coa PicWV State Seal.svg
Session RoomWvstatecapitalbldg.JPG
House TypeBicameral
House of Delegates
Leader1 TypePresident of the Senate
Leader1Earl Ray Tomblin
Election1January 11, 1995
Leader2 TypeActing President of the Senate
Leader2Jeffrey V. Kessler
Election2January 12, 2011
Leader3 TypeSpeaker of the House
Leader3Richard Thompson
Election3January 11, 2007
Political Groups1Democratic Party
Republican Party
Last Election1November 2, 2010
Meeting PlaceWest Virginia State Capitol, Charleston

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The West Virginia Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of West Virginia. A bicameral legislative body, the Legislature is split between the upper Senate and the lower House of Delegates. It was established under Article VI of the West Virginia Constitution following the state's split from Virginia during the American Civil War in 1863. As with its neighbor and former constituent Virginia General Assembly, the legislature's lower house is also referred to as a "House of Delegates."

The Legislature convenes in the State Capitol building in Charleston.

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