Pethtel, Dave (WV House District 5)

District 5, D-Wetzel

Assistant Majority Whip

Capitol Address
Room 229E, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305


Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3158
Business Phone: (304) 775-4221

House Committees

Pensions and Retirement
Senior Citizen Issues
Veterans Affairs/ Homeland Security
House Select Committee on Redistricting

Interim Committees

Education Subcommittee A – Public Education
Pensions and Retirement
Agriculture and Agri-business Committee
Education Subcommittee B


Career: Teacher

Born: January 28, 1951, in Wheeling, West Virginia, the son of the late Forrest and Helen Pethtel


  • A.B., Glenville State College
  • M.A., West Virginia University
  • M.A. + 45 hours, West Virginia University

Wife: Mary Ann Jones

Children Kevin, Eric


  • Member,
  • Member, W.V.E.A.
  • Member, N.E.A.
  • Member, W.C.E.A.
  • Member, Community Sportsman’s Club
  • Member, Littleton Lodge, #131 AF&AM
  • Member, L.O.O.M.
  • Member, Wetzel County Farm Bureau
  • Member, National Rifle Association
  • Board of Directors, Clay Battelle Health Center
  • Board of Directors, Community Health Center-North Eastern Wetzel County

Legislative Service: Elected to the House 1988-1992; 1998-2010

Legislative Positions Held:

  • Vice Chairman, Committee on Pensions and Retirement, 79th Legislature
  • Assistant Majority Whip, 75th, 76th, 77th, 78th and 79th legislatures
  • Chairman, Committee on Industry and Labor, 76th and 77th Legislatures
  • Vice Chairman, 78th Legislature
  • Vice chairman, Committee on Insurance, 75th Legislature
  • Chairman, Committee on Interstate Cooperation, 70th and 71st Legislatures
  • Vice Chairman, Committee on Constitutional Revision, 71st Legislature

Religion: Methodist

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