Party affiliation: Democrat
Coal miner North America Coal, 1970—1973. Union carpenter for various contractors, 1973—1995. Union carpenter foreman Eastley and Rivers, Inc., 1980, LM Construction Inc., 1991.
Business representative Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters, since 1995. Member District 3 West Virginia House of Delegates, 2007—2010. Member District 1 West Virginia State Senate, since 2011.
Denomination: Roman Catholic