Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, as men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

—Thomas Paine

JOE EARLEY: A solid constitutional conservative for West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District


As a Son of West Virginia, Joe is a fighter with a strong desire to succeed and win! Joe continues to serve our country as a patriot and cares deeply about West Virginia and our Nation.

Joe was born in Montgomery, WV. He attended public school in Kanawha County, graduating from DuPont High School in 1978.

Coming from a lineage of tradesmen, steel workers, railway workers, coal miners, and military servicemen, Joe developed a strong work ethic at an early age.  As part of his educational pursuits during high school, Joe attended Carver Career and Technical Center in Rand, West Virginia.  Joe was elected and served as Vice President for the Carver Technical Center Chapter of Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA).  Having a solid base behind him, Joe entered the adult workforce as a tradesman of drafting and surveying at the age of 17 years old and worked on survey crews for several Charleston, West Virginia based engineering firms. Joe entered the United States Army as an Armor Crewman in 1982.

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Upon retiring from military service in January 2002, Joe transitioned to the private sector. He returned home to West Virginia as a federal contractor and served as Training Director of a Department of Defense (DOD) Weapons of Mass Destruction Training and Exercise Program for Military and Civilian First Responders. In 2009, Joe relocated to North Central West Virginia to serve as a liaison for DOD Biometric Experimentation and Cybersecurity programs, and as a cybersecurity program team-member with the NASA Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility. Joe’s mature leadership, professional skills, high degree of integrity, and his innate desire to succeed, along with his sense of duty and selfless service to the United States of America is always on full display.

Continuing his service to our Nation, Joe serves as a Cybersecurity Engineering Professional in support of the federal workforce.  Joe holds international skill certifications as an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CCP), an ICS2 Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), and a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP).  

Joe holds a Master of Science degree in Technology Management, with emphasis on Information Security, from Marshall University. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Occupational Training and Development from the University of Louisville.



Joe’s wife, Stephanie, has worked in various education, business, and technology sectors. She has taught in both middle and high schools, has served as a marketing specialist in the oil and gas industry, and for the last 18 years, has worked as a test engineer on information technology systems.  After meeting in 2014, they married in 2018 and reside in Bridgeport, West Virginia.  Between them, they have five adult children and six grandchildren.  Joe supports active veteran causes with his position as of Chairman of the newly founded Harrison County Veterans Council, as an organizational member of the Marion County Veterans Council, and as a participating member within the Veterans Administration’s Together With Vets Suicide Prevention Program.  He is an active member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Joe is an avid outdoorsman, enjoys the shooting sports, and when he is not engaged in his cybersecurity hobbies or on the gun range, he is riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle through the mountains of West Virginia.


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