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Orphy Klempa's Biography
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Orphy M. Klempa
Wife: Mary Jo; 5 Children: Orphy Jr., Jeremy, Shannah, Justin, Ricki Jo
AD, West Virginia Northern Community College, 2004
Journeyman, United Brotherhood of Carpenters Apprenticeship Program, 1978
Senator, West Virginia State Senate, 2010-2012
Delegate, West Virginia State House of Delegates, 2006-2010
Candidate, West Virginia State House of Delegates, District 3, 2004
Board Member, Ohio County Development Authority, 2000-present
Secretary, District Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee, 1997
Business Representative, Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters, 1995-present
Union Carpenter, Various Contractors, 1973-1995
Union Carpenter Foreman, LM Construction Incorporated, 1991
Union Carpenter Foreman, Eastley and Rivers, Incorporated, 1980
Coal Miner, North American Coal, 1970-1973
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Trustee, West Virginia Carpenters Health and Pension Funds, 2004-present
Board Member, West Virginia Northern Community College Board of Governors, 2003-present
Member, Board of Directors, Upper Ohio Valley United Way, 2001-present
Member, Board of Trustees, Ohio Valley Medical Center, 2001-present
Member, Board of Directors, Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce, 1999-present
Co-Chairman, Project Building Efficiency by Striving Together, 1997-present
Member, Board of Directors, Wheeling/Ohio County Convention and Visitors Bureau
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