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WEST VIRGINIA

Your complete directory of West Virginia candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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- Charleston Daily Mail

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ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): January 25, 2020
Filing Deadline (Third Parties/Independents): August 2020
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): September 2020
Primary: May 12, 2020
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on Ocotber 21, 2019


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Jim Justice (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mitch Carmichael (R) - State Senate Majority Leader, Ex-St Del & '11 Candidate
Steven Davis (R) - '18 State Del Candidate

Shelby Fitzhugh (R)
Mike Folk (R) - Ex-State Del., Airline Pilot & '18 St Sen Candidate
Rebecca Henderson (R) - Veteran

David McKinley (R) - Congressman, Ex-State GOP Chair, Ex-St Del & '96 Candidate

Chuck Sheedy (R) - Retired State Highway Administrator & National Guard Veteran
Woody Thrasher (R) - Ex-State Commerce Secretary, Businessman & Engineer

Mark Bowe (D) - TV Personality, Businessman & Ex-Coal Miner
Booth Goodwin (D) - Ex-US Attorney & '16 Candidate
Jeff Kessler (D) - Ex-State Senate President, Ex-Municipal Court Judge, Attorney & '16 Candidate
Tim Miley (D) - State House Minority Leader & Attorney

Jody Murphy (D) - Ex-Chamber of Commerce Official & Ex-Newspaper Journalist

Richard Ojeda (D) - Ex-State Sen., Iraq/Afghan War Veteran & '14/'18 US Rep Candidate

Ben Salango (D) - Kanawha County Commissioner & Attorney
Stephen Smith (D) - Nonprofit Group Executive & Community Organizer
Ron Stollings (D) - State Sen., Physician & Ex-WV Medical Association President

Natalie Tennant (D) - Ex-Secretary of State, Ex-TV News Reporter & '14 US Sen Nominee

Ed Vanover (D) - Ex-Bramwell Police Chief & Frequent Candidate
L. Dwayne Trent (C) - Army Veteran
Erika Kolenich (L) - Attorney & Community Activist
Dave Sartin (I) - Army Veteran, Railroad Management Trainee & College Student
Quintin Caldwell (Write-In) - Consultant

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2020.

Presten Gooden

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Mac Warner (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tyrin Smith-Holmes (R) - College Student
Brent Pauley (D) - Community Action Agency CEO & Ex-Kanawha County Manager

Natalie Tennant (D) - Ex-Secretary of State, Ex-TV News Reporter & '14 US Sen Nominee

STATE AUDITOR:
J.B. McCuskey (R)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE TREASURER:
John Perdue (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Riley Moore (R) - Ex-State Del., Businessman, Ex-NATO Official & Ex-Congressional Aide

Presten Gooden

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Kent Leonhardt (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Roy Ramey (R) - Farmer, Retired Army Officer & '14 State Sen Candidate
Bob Beach (D) - State Sen. & Ex-State Del.
Patricia Bunner (D) - Conservation Consultant, Attorney, Farmer & Theologian
William Keplinger Jr (D) - Ex-Hardy County Commissioner
Dave Miller (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Del., Ex-WVU Official & Farmer

James McCormick (C) - State Agriculture Dept Official & Retired Army Officer

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Patrick Morrisey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sam Petsonk (D) - Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide


STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House

State Senate

U.S. SENATOR:

Shelley Moore Capito (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Hatfield (R) - Coal Operator & Distillery/Winery Owner
Allen Whitt (R) - Religious Right Activist & Ex-Aide to Rev Billy Graham

Richard Ojeda (D) - Ex-State Sen., Iraq/Afghan War Veteran & '14/'18 US Rep Candidate

Paula Jean Swearengin (D) - Environmental Activist & '18 Candidate

Don Blankenship (C) - Coal Company CEO, Ex-Republican & '18 Candidate

F. Bruce Riley (I)

Cleve Benedict

Joe Manchin (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
David McKinley (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Natalie Cline (D) - Computational Linguist
Jason Jones (D) - Chemical Operator & Labor Union Activist
Vi Tran (D) - Mechanical Engineer

Mick Staton

District 2:
Alex Mooney (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Cathy Kunkel (D) - Energy Analyst, Writer & Working Families Party State Co-Chair

Talley Sergent (D) - Ex-US State Dept. Official, Businesswoman & '18 Nominee

District 3:
Carol Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Hilary Turner (D) - Yoga Instructor
Lacy Watson (D) - College Professor, Psychologist & '18 St Del Nominee



Presten Gooden

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of West Virginia (C)
West Virginia Democratic Party (D)
Libertarian Party of West Virginia (L)
Mountain Party of West Virginia (MTN)
West Virginia Republican Party (R)
West Virginia Working Families Party (WF)


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office


Jay Rockefeller - 1972

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Beckley Register-Herald
Berkeley Springs Morgan Messenger
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Braxton Citizens' News
Change West Virgina Blog
Charleston Gazette-Mail
Clarksburg Exponent and Telegram
Fairmont Times West Virginian
Hamlin Lincoln Journal
Hampshire Review
Huntington Herald-Dispatch
Jackson Herald
Keyser Mineral Daily News-Tribune
Lewisburg Mountain Messenger
Logan Banner
Martinsburg Journal
Morgantown Dominion Post
Parkersburg News & Sentinel
Putnam-Cabell Post
The State Journal (Business News)
Weirton Daily Times
West Virginia Metro News
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Weston Democrat
West Virginia Metro News
WVU Daily Athenaeum
Wheeling News-Register & Intelligencer
Williamson Daily News

WBOY TV-12 (NBC - Clarksburg)
WDTV TV-5 (CBS - Bridgeport/Weston)
WSAZ TV-3 (NBC - Charleston/Huntington)

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