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 Financial Disclosure Statements

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To file online see instructions below

Click here for a blank, fillable Financial Disclosure form 

Click here​​ for an ​FDS Information Sheet
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

The preferred method of contact is via email to:  ellen.m.briggs@wv.gov.

  • If you are filing online and have forgotten your username or are unable to reset your password, call West Virginia Interactive at (304) 414-0265 for assistance.  The Commission does not have access to this information​.   
  • If you are unable to email and need to contact us by telephone, call (304) 558-0664.  

If you have previously filed online, click here.            

  • You may file online again this year using your username and password. 
  • If you have forgotten your username or are unable to reset your password, call West Virginia Interactive at (304) 414-0265 for assistance.  Please do not call the Ethics Commission for your username or password.  The Commission does not have access to this information.  
  • If your password has expired, you will be prompted to create a new one.  
  • If you have forgotten your password, you may use the “forgot password” feature to receive a temporary password via email.  
  • Several questions on the online form require you to click the “add” button to proceed to the next page.  

If you have not previously filed online and would like to, click here.

  • You will create your own username and password, answer security questions, and will receive instructions on how to proceed,
  • Several questions on the online form require you to click the "add" button to proceed to the next page. 


To file by paper: 

  • Blank,​ fillable FDS forms may be obtained by clicking here.​​  
  • If you are filing online during 2022, you do not also have to submit a paper copy.
  • Filers should type directly onto the blank form; print the completed paper form; sign, ​and ema​il a scanned version to ellen.m.briggs@wv.gov.  The filer must sign and date the Statement.  
  • FDSs also may be hand-delivered or sent through the U.S. Mail.
  • Fax copies are not accepted.  
  • ALL questions on the FDS paper copy must be answered.​



CANDIDATES FOR STATE AND COUNTY OFFICES FILING FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS WITH THE ETHICS COMMISSION: 

All elected state and county officials, members of county boards of education, and all county school board superintendents are required to file Financial Disclosure Statements (FDS) with the Ethics Commission by February 1, 2022.  See information and links above on how to ​file online or by paper.  

The Disclosures, which cover the period of the preceding calendar year, also must be filed by candidates for all state and county offices within 10 days of filing a certificate of announcement, unless the candidate has filed a Disclosure for the previous calendar year.  If a candidate for a county office has already filed an FDS​ in 2022, he/she is not required to file an additional FDS after filing for candidacy.  

Political party executive committee candidates and delegates to party conventions do not need to file a Disclosure.  Filers who are no longer in a public position or elected office required to file a Disclosure as of February 1 need not file a Disclosure. Please email ellen.m.briggs@wv.gov so your name is removed from the FDS database.  

Candidates should note that the Financial Disclosure Statement required to be filed with the Ethics Commission is different from a form required by the Secretary of State’s Office.  That form is a “State of West Virginia Campaign Financial Statement” and should be filed with the ​Secretary of State’s Elections Division at the Capitol Complex, Building 1, Suite 157-K, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, WV  25305.

The only municipal candidates and elected officials who must file are those in Charleston, Fairmont, and Morgantown.  Candidates and officials in other towns and cities do not file an FDS.  


Who Must File
 
Persons who hold or will hold the following positions as of February 1, 2022, must file an FDS with the Ethics Commission between January 1 - February 1, 2022:  
  • All elected state and county officials, members of county boards of education, and all county school board superintendents;
  • Members of state boards, commissions, and agencies who are appointed by the Governor;
  • State Executive Branch cabinet secretaries, commissioners, deputy commissioners, assistant commissioners, directors, deputy directors, assistant directors, department heads, deputy department heads, and assistant department heads, and
  • Elected officials and candidates in Charleston, Fairmont, and Morgantown municipal elections. 
If you will no longer hold one of these positions as of February 1, 2022, you do not need to file a Financial Disclosure Statement with the West Virginia Ethics Commission.  Please email ellen.m.briggs@wv.gov so that ​y​our name is removed from the FDS database.

For those of you who do need to file, please do not file your FDS before January 1, 2022.  You will receive another email from the Ethics Commission in late December with instructions on how to file.   ​ 

Search for FDSs on this website

Completed Financial Disclosure Statements for the following filers for the years 2015​-2021 may be viewed using Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge by clicking here: 

      --Members of the West Virginia Legislature;
      --Elected members of the executive department (Governor, Treasurer, Auditor, Secretary
         of State, Commissioner of Agriculture, Attorney General);
      --Members of the Supreme Court of Appeals, and
      --Candidates for these positions.​  


Failure to file   ​

Any person who knowingly fails or refuses to file a required Financial Disclosure Statement is guilty of a misdemeanor pursuant to W. Va. Code § 6B-2-10(c).