McKinley-Mooney U.S. House District 2 Primary Battle Set
WHEELING — A Republican primary for West Virginia’s District 2 U.S. House seat between David B. McKinley and Alex Mooney will happen in 2022.
McKinley, a Wheeling native, filed Tuesday for Republican nomination to the new District 2 seat.
The person elected to the seat will represent West Virginia’s northern counties in the U.S. House.
McKinley’s move sets up a GOP primary contest between him and Mooney, who filed for the seat last week.
Also in the race Susan B. Lochocki of Morgantown, who fiied on Tuesday.
McKinley represents the current District 1 seat in the House, while Mooney was elected in the current District 2. Rep. Carol Miller serves the current District 3.
West Virginia lost one of its three House seats following the 2020 census and redistricting that took place last year.
Counties in the southern half of West Virginia will now be in District 1, while those in the northern half are District 2.
District 2 includes all Northern Panhandle counties, as well as those in the Eastern Panhandle.
Mooney is a former chairman of the Maryland Republican Party and Maryland state senator who was first elected to the U.S. House in 2014. He and his family reside in Charles Town in Jefferson County.
McKinley is a former chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party who served in the West Virginia House of Delegates. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010.