James Conley Justice Jr. (born April 27, 1951) is an American coal mining and agriculture businessman and politician who is the 36th and current Governor of West Virginia. Owner of over 50 companies, including The Greenbrier, a luxury resort, Justice is one of the few billionaires from the state of West Virginia.
Justice ran for governor as a Democrat in the 2016 general election, defeating the Republican nominee, Bill Cole. Fewer than seven months after taking office, he switched parties and became a Republican on August 3, 2017, announcing it at a Donald Trump rally, returning to the GOP after two years as a Democrat. Wikipedia