Meet J.B.

Meet J.B.

J.B. McCuskey is a lifelong West Virginian and an experienced leader with a proven record of fighting for West Virginians and their conservative values. He is running to bring servant leadership to the attorney general’s office and uphold the Mountain State’s motto that, “Mountaineers are always free”.

McCuskey was born and raised in Harrison County, West Virginia where his parents John and Anne taught him from a young age the importance of public service. J.B.’s father served as a Justice for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and was an inspiration in J.B.’s own path to public service. J.B. earned his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and a Juris Doctor from the West Virginia University College of Law. A true civil servant, McCuskey worked as a civilian for the Department of Defense at the Pentagon in the offices of the Army and Department of Defense General Counsels.

J.B. McCuskey was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012 where he fought for conservative policies like lower taxes, financially responsible government, job creation, and energy independence. Following his service in the state legislature, McCuskey was elected West Virginia State Auditor in 2016 and is currently in the middle of his second term. Under McCuskey’s leadership, West Virginia has become the most transparent state in America. He has put systems into place that allow West Virginians to access real-time data about how their tax dollars are being spent and established a one-of-a-kind platform to track government spending, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars. As the State Auditor, McCuskey is also the Land Commissioner for the state of West Virginia. In this role, J.B. has streamlined the property tax process, pushing for decades old tax laws to be rewritten and creating payment plans for homeowners suffering hardship.

J.B. McCuskey plans to bring these tested, commonsense solutions to the office of attorney general and maintain a transparent and accountable government. He will fight for conservatives and against liberal policies that threaten our values. McCuskey will defend the right to life and the right to bear arms. He will ensure safe communities, lower taxes, and prosperity for the coal industry—the backbone of West Virginia.

J.B. lives in Charleston with his wife Wendy, daughters Charlotte Anne and Martha Elizabeth, and their dog, Pearl. Like many hardworking West Virginians, J.B. and Wendy own and run a small business.

PO Box 11359 Charleston, WV 25361