Shelley Moore Capito
Shelley Moore Capito (born Shelley Wellons Moore on November 26, 1953) is an American politician. She has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing the West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district (map). The district stretches from the Ohio River in the west to the Eastern Panhandle, which borders with Virginia and Maryland. She is the only Republican in the West Virginia congressional delegation and is the first Republican woman elected to Congress from West Virginia.
Capito was born in Glen Dale, West Virginia. A resident of Charleston, Capito is the daughter of Shelley Riley and Arch A. Moore, Jr., who served three terms as that state’s Governor (1969–1977; 1985–1989). She was educated at Duke University and at the University of Virginia and served two terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates.