David McKinley is a Representative from West Virginia who was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on March 28, 1947. He received his B.S.C.E. from Purdue University in1969. He was a civil engineer, business owner, and member of the West Virginia state house of representatives from 1980-1995. In addition, he was chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party from 1990-1994 and ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for governor of West Virginia in 1996. He was elected as a Republican to the 112th and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).