Yost, Jack (WV Senate District 1)


Senator Jack Yost was born on October 12, 1945 in Wellsburg, WV and currently represents the 1st District in the West Virginia Senate. He is married to Mrs. Kris Littel and they have three children together, Jack III, Alicia and Ryan and is Methodist. Yost began his political career in 1999 as a city councilman in Wellsburg and elevated his office to his current position as State Senator in 2008. He has served in the US Army, worked as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, and maintained memberships in various organizations such as the American Legion, Elks Lodge, National Rifle Association and the WV Civil Air Patrol.


Yost attended West Liberty State College and graduated from Hundred High School.

Professional Experience

Yost began working as a tool/dye maker for Werton Steel Company before he took a 180 and worked as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). He also served in the United States Army from 1965-1971.

Political Experience

Yost began his political career as a member of the Wellsburg City Council from 1999-2002, roughly the same time he became a member of the Brooke County Democratic Executive Committee. He then served as a Delegate in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 2002-2008. In 2007, he became the Assistant Majority Whip in the House and was elected to the WV State Senate in 2008, where he still holds office.

Organizational Experience

  • Member, American Legion Post #34
  • Member, Bethany Lodge #69
  • Member, Brooke County Sportsman Club
  • Member, Brooke County Sportsmen’s and Farmers Association
  • Member, Crittenton Services Incorporated
  • Member, Lodge #1553, Elks Foundation
  • Member, Follansbee/Weirton/Wheeling, Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Friends of Brooke County
  • Member, Friends of Wheeling
  • Board of Directors, Health Way Incorporated
  • Member, Loyal Order of Moose 1564
  • Former President, Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association
  • Member, National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • Former Potentate, Osiris Shrine Center
  • Member, Weirton Senior Center
  • Member, Wellsburg Kiwanis
  • Member, West Virginia Civil Air Patrol

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

  • Member, Board of Directors, Brooke County Committee on Aging
  • Member, Brooke County Democratic Executive Committee
  • Member, Brooke/Hancock/Jefferson, Metropolitan Planning Commission

Legislative Committees



  • Email: jack.yost@wvsenate.gov
  • Phone: (304) 357-7984 or (304) 737-2720 or (877) 565-3447
  • Capitol Address: Room 209W, Building 1, State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305-0009
  • District Address: 1413 Pleasant Avenue, Wellsburg, WV 26070

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  1. Barbara Ann Turner ( Beatty)

    Please delete the comment up above!! I didn’t know it was OPEN to the PUBLIC!! Thank you!!

    • Apologies for any misunderstandings. The comment form at the bottom of the page is for public comments. The contact form just above that is to send a private message to the respective representative. Your previous comment has been deleted.

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