State Superintendent of Schools

David G. Perry


David G. Perry is from Oak Hill in Fayette County. He was elected to the House of Delegates in 2000 and served until 2012. While in the legislature, Perry served on the following committees: Banking and Insurance twice (Vice Chair), Education, Health and Human Resources (Vice Chair), Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability. He also served as Vice Chair of the Legislative Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority and Vice Chair of the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

Perry was born July 31, 1952, in Oak Hill. He attended Beckley Junior College (AS); Marshall University (AB and MA). Perry is a past educator with 35 years of experience and member of the West Virginia Education Association. He served for 32 years as a principal, including 19 at Collins Middle School, a West Virginia School of Excellence and a West Virginia Blue Ribbon School. He has also served on a number of public entities including:  Fayette County Zoning Commission; Fayette County Chamber of Commerce; Fayette County Sherriff’s Advisory Council; Fayette County Principal’s Association; Oak Hill Recreation Committee; Mt. Hope Lions Club; and as a member of Calvary Baptist Church has served as deacon, member of the Board of Trustees, and Chairman of the Administrative Board and Ushering Committee.