David B. McKinley, P.E. has represented the First District of West Virginia since January 3, 2011.
David is a proud, seventh generation West Virginian and a native of Wheeling. After graduating from Purdue University’s civil engineering school, he worked in the construction industry as a certified professional engineer.
David is the founder of McKinley and Associates — an architectural and engineering firm — with offices in Wheeling and Charleston, W.Va. and Washington, PA. Over the 44 years that David ran the business, he created hundreds of jobs.
As one of two professional engineers in Congress, he has a seat on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he has been active on issues related to the coal industry, environmental regulation, energy efficiency, and health care. He serves as the vice-chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
David is married to the former Mary Gerkin from New Martinsville, West Virginia and they are the proud parents of four children and six grandchildren.