CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is celebrating his 70th birthday today, Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
Governor Justice is a life-long West Virginian who was born in Charleston in 1951 to James Conley Justice and Edna Ruth Justice. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1969 and is also a proud graduate of Marshall University.
At Monday’s semi-daily COVID-19 briefing, a reporter asked Justice if a fire truck would be standing by in case the 70 candles on his birthday cake ignited a fire.
“I loved it, and you’re probably right,” Justice said. “We may need more than a fire hose with 70 candles. But woo, I can’t believe it! Paul, I love it. I love when we take the time to tease one another. You know I believe the good Lord gave us the ability to smile and to laugh and love when people are jabbing me a little bit. It’s really good stuff!”
First Lady Cathy Justice also shared a special birthday message for the governor on social media from their English Bulldog, Baby Dog:
Happy 70th Birthday, Governor!