Weeks was elected in 2002, defeating Senate Judiciary Chairman Bill Wooton. Weeks had not served in public office prior to being elected. He was defeated in 2006.
He was the Republican nominee for 2008 West Virginia gubernatorial election.
Born May 12, 1942 to Jeanette Weeks and Russian Weeks, Senior in Beckley, West Virginia, he is a lifelong resident of the city. The couple has three grandchildren.
He enlisted in the United States military and served in Vietnam, commanding a boat in the Mekong Delta. Returning to Beckley, he became a leader in the Right to Life organization.
This advocacy spurred his interest in seeking public office.
Russian Weeks (R) 9,982
Bill Wooton (Doctorate) 9,340
His committees once included: Judiciary, Government Organization, Health and Human Resources, Military, Energy, Industry and Mining, and Agriculture. Weeks was defeated for re-election in November 2006 by Democrat Mike Green. In January 2008 it was learned that Weeks was planning to challenge incumbent Governor Joe Manchin in the 2008 election.
Russian lost the election to Joe Manchin.