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MEET Chris Rose

Republican Candidate for WV State Senate District 2

Chris Rose is a fourth-generation coal miner who was born and raised in the southern coalfields of Appalachia. Chris grew up in McDowell County, West Virginia, and, along with his family, lived through and witnessed the economic damage and decline from decades of governmental overreach and regulations. The War on Coal destroyed many businesses and communities, and many of Chris' family, friends, and loved ones were forced to move away from the Mountain State to seek employment. Chris and his family decided to stay and fight for West Virginia and its coal and gas industries, and that is a fight that he continues today. 


Growing up, Chris always wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and continue the family tradition as part of the next generation of coal miners. After graduating from high school and while attending Bluefield State College, Chris' mining career began with the same coal company that his father and grandfather had both worked for their entire mining careers. In 2012, during the peak of the Obama Administration's War on Coal, Chris graduated from Bluefield State College with honors, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology. After graduation, Chris and his wife, Amber, had to relocate to north-central West Virginia so Chris could maintain employment and continue his mining career. During his mining career, Chris held numerous positions that ranged from skilled labor to positions in management. Today, Chris works as an electrician for a power utility company in a service territory that relies heavily on coal-fired power plants for its electricity.

Chris began his advocacy for the coal and natural gas industries while attending Bluefield State College. While at BSC, Chris was one of the founding members and the first chairman of the Bluefield State College Republicans. After graduating from college, Chris continued his activism by campaigning for political candidates that promoted conservative values, defended our constitutional rights, and were supportive of the coal industry. Chris was also a regional field director for the Tea Party movement and helped the campaign efforts of US Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Ron Johnson. Chris was a volunteer for both the 2016 and 2020 Presidential campaigns for President Donald J. Trump. Chris is a staunch defender of the 2nd Amendment. As an avid outdoorsman, a lifetime member of the NRA, and a member of WVCDL and GOA, Chris understands how important our right to keep and bear arms is to protecting the rest of our constitutional rights.

Chris and his wife Amber have been happily married for over 10 years and are very active in the Christian and pro-life communities. They have been defenders of religious freedom and champions of life for many years and will continue to do so. Chris and Amber love spending time together in the West Virginia outdoors; from our breathtaking mountain views to our beautiful rivers and streams, they enjoy everything that Wild and Wonderful West Virginia has to offer.

Chris Rose is a 4th generation coal miner, Christian, and constitutional conservative who believes we must always put West Virginia and our fellow Mountaineers first. Chris will be the true voice that the everyday West Virginian deserves and so desperately needs. Chris Rose is West Virginia's Blue-Collar Conservative. 

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