Woelfel named whip
by Ron Gregory
Charleston— Cabell County Democrat Senator Mike Woelfel has been appointed to serve as whip for the Democratic Caucus of the West Virginia Senate, Minority Leader Stephen Baldwin (D-Greenbrier) announced today.
“I am excited about this path forward for our caucus,” said Woelfel. “We have a lot of work in front of us, but with Leader Baldwin at the helm, I think we can work effectively with the majority on important issues for our constituents. I am pleased to be part of caucus leadership.”
Woelfel was elected to the Senate in 2014. He represents the Fifth District, which contains all of Cabell and a portion of Wayne County. Woelfel is an attorney at Woelfel & Woelfel in Huntington, practicing law with his son.
The Democrats hold 11 of the Senate’s 34 seats in the upcoming legislative session, which begins February 10, 2021.