Jacque Bland

Communications Director - West Virginia Senate in Charleston, West Virginia

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Hello! I’m Jacque, and thanks for stopping by. Professionally, I’m the Communications Director for the West Virginia Senate. Personally, I'm a wife, a sister, a fiercely devoted auntie, a daughter, a herder of a small farm of misfit cats, and a friend. I like to lift heavy things and ride a bike that doesn't go anywhere in dark rooms with loud music. I love to cook, though I don't do it nearly enough. I'm legendary for tailgate food. I tailgate primarily in Athens, Ohio, where I watch the Ohio Bobcats, a team that adopted me in 2011 and has had my heart since. I still love the West Virginia Mountaineers on the radio. Nothing better. I married my best friend, but everybody says that. I really did, though. We love going to Vegas, watching bad television, writing bad jokes, coming up with terrible ideas, and exploring the lesser-known places of the world.

I love to read, and I'm a news and information sponge. I'm always looking to learn more about what I do, and to learn from those who do it well. I study public opinion research constantly, because I believe polling is a snapshot in time, and moods change quickly. I'm fascinated by pop culture and social media. Every day, I find something new.

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Education
    • West Virginia University, Journalism, 2001
    • Waynesburg University, MBA, 2014