David McKinley is a proud father and grandfather, and 7th generation West Virginian. Born in Wheeling, David attended public schools and worked his way through college, graduating from Perdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering. After a decade in the construction industry, David founded the architectural and engineering company McKinley & Associates, creating good-paying jobs in Wheeling and Charleston.
From 1981 to 1994, David represented West Virginia's Third Delegate District from 1981 to 1994, championing conservative principles and delivering bipartisan results for his constituents. He has always fought for coal jobs, pushing back against liberal attempts to undermine the backbone of West Virginia's economy. David also served as the Chair of the West Virginia Republican Party, leading the GOP to new heights in a state once dominated by Democrats.
First elected to represent West Virginia's First Congressional District in 2010, David was the first Republican to hold this seat in 42 years. Congressman McKinley has been a tireless advocate for West Virginia families and businesses, leading on legislation to protect domestic energy and defend West Virginia workers from the war on coal.. David has always fought for West Virginia's conservative values, maintaining a strong pro-life record and never backing down on the Second Amendment.
David currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, the Subcommittee on Energy and is the Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment.
A father of four and grandfather of seven, David enjoys spending time with family and cheering on the WVU Mountaineers. His wife Mary was a life-long critical care nurse, and her and David share a love of cooking, wine-making, and biking.