F. Eric Nelson, Jr.
Eric, a Charleston native, is married to Pamela Tuckwiller Nelson, a native of Greenbrier County. Together they have 3 children: Heather, Tripp and Sydney who all attended public school in Kanawha County. Eric is President of Nelson Enterprises, Inc., a diversified investment company focusing on real estate, natural resources, money management, and entrepreneurial activity in the Appalachian region. Eric’s father, Eric Nelson, Sr. founded and operated a successful financial consulting firm, served in the House of Delegates from 1967-1970, and remains involved in family activities. Eric's mother, Ann Patrick Cabell Nelson, was an avid community volunteer.
Eric's initial run for political office in 2010 resulted in him finishing 2nd in the 7 member 30th district; the 1st Republican in 10 years from this district. In his 1st Session Eric served on Government Organization, Banking & Insurance, Roads & Transportation, and Veterans Affairs/Homeland Security Committees. Eric was re-elected to the House of Delegates in 2012 in the newly created 4 member 35th district, which encompasses the Kanawha City and South Hills areas of Charleston, all of South Charleston, Dunbar, and St. Albans, and includes a small portion of Nitro. Eric served as the Minority Vice Chair of the Finance and Banking Committees, and was also a member of the Small Business Entreneurship and Economic Development Committee. He has been Chairman of the House Republican Legislative Committee from 2011 to present and served as Chairman of the Republican House Finance Policy Committee.
Following his election to a 3rd term in 2014, Eric assumed the Chairmanship of the House Finance Committee and was selected as Co-Chairman of the Joint Committee on Tax Reform.
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