Carte Goodwin

American attorney and politician

Carte Patrick Goodwin (born February 27, 1974) is an American attorney. He was a United States Senator from West Virginia in 2010. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Carte Goodwin
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United States Senator
from West Virginia
In office
July 16, 2010 – November 15, 2010
Appointed byJoe Manchin
Preceded byRobert Byrd
Succeeded byJoe Manchin
Personal details
Carte Patrick Goodwin

(1974-02-27) February 27, 1974 (age 47)
Mount Alto, West Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Rochelle Goodwin
EducationMarietta College (BA)
Emory University (JD)

He was appointed by Governor Joe Manchin on July 16, 2010 after the death of Robert Byrd. He chose to not run in the special election on November 2, 2010, and was replaced by Manchin.

Before he became a United States Senator, he was Manchin's Chief Counsel, before returning to his private practice as an attorney. He also was the Chairman of the West Virginia School Building Authority, and as Chair of the Independent Commission on Judicial Reform.

In 2008, he was named one of the "Ten Most Successful Young Executives in West Virginia" by Executive magazine;[1] and in 2010, Time named him one of the rising stars of American politics under 40, in their list of "40 under 40".[2]


  1. Steven Hoffer (July 16, 2010). "Carte Goodwin: 6 Things to Know About W.Va.'s New Senator". AOL News. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2013.
  2. "40 Under 40". Time. October 14, 2010.