District 14 – Jim Butler

Having grown up in Point Pleasant WV, Johnnie A. Wamsley II is the second eldest of 6 siblings. He currently resides in Point Pleasant with his wife Rachel and his two sons Benjamin and Theo. A 2006 graduate of Point Pleasant High School,

Johnnie quickly joined the ranks of the Huntington Plumbers and Pipefitters Union out of high school and had the privilege to assist in the construction of the current Point Pleasant High School during the summer of 2007.

Upon completion of his assignments with the High school, Johnnie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in October 2007. Over a meritorious 8-year career, Johnnie was Honorably Discharged having obtained the rank of Sergeant in November 2015.

While in the Marine Corps, Johnnie completed multiple technical and leadership schools, including NCO Leadership course, Corporals Leadership Development Course and Sergeants Leadership Development Course. Johnnie specialized in administration and organizational operations during his career.

He served in number of overseas locations with forward deployments with III Marine Expeditionary Force in Japan (2008-2010). Later, in partnership with the US Department of State, he was selected for service at the US Embassy security headquarters in Germany and Egypt (2010-2012).

Johnnie’s time overseas gave him a greater appreciation for his home of Mason County, and following his tour, he returned to Point Pleasant, West Virginia. At the Charleston Recruiting Station in Ona, WV, he assisted in the recruitment of the sons and daughters of West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. Proudly being apart of the enlistment of over four thousand Marines during his tenure.

After being honorably discharged in 2015, Johnnie and his wife Rachel founded a small real estate company in Mason County focuses on improving and restoring neglected buildings and homes. Furthermore, Johnnie is employed by The Ohio Valley Bank Company as a Corporate Credit Analyst. Through his employer, Johnnie is the Chair for the Veterans Action Committee assisting in providing coats and winter clothing

Johnnie is a firm believer in the state of West Virginia and the citizens of Mason County. In the Marines, he learned to honor your word, have the courage to speak up, and be committed to serving others. Johnnie looks to serving the people of WV 14th District with these same values. He is determined to help build our county to its full potential through job growth, new businesses, and new ideas that push Mason County into the future.