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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: June 9, 2020
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on April 2, 2020


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Jim Justice (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Shelby Jean Fitzhugh (R) - Retiree
Mike Folk (R) - Ex-State Del., Airline Pilot & '18 St Sen Candidate
Brooke Lunsford (R) - Insurance Agent, Ex-Teacher & '18 St Sen Nominee
Chuck Sheedy (R) - Retired State Highway Administrator & Army Veteran
Doug Six (R) - Surveyor
Woody Thrasher (R) - Ex-State Commerce Secretary, Businessman & Engineer
Doug Hughes (D) - Mining Professional
Jody Murphy (D) - Ex-Chamber of Commerce Official & Ex-Newspaper Journalist
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
L. Dwayne Trent (C) - Army Veteran
Erika Kolenich (L) - Attorney & Community Activist
F. Bruce Riley (I)
Dave Sartin (I) - Army Veteran, Railroad Management Trainee & College Student
Billy Singhas (I) - Actor
Quintin Caldwell (Write-In) - Consultant

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2020.

Presten Gooden

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Mac Warner (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Natalie Tennant (D) - Ex-Secretary of State, Ex-TV News Reporter & '14 US Sen Nominee

STATE AUDITOR:
J.B. McCuskey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mary Ann Claytor (D) - Accountant, Auditor, Prison Minister & '16 State Del. Nominee

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.
William "J.R." 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
Isaac Sponaugle (D) - State Del. & Attorney


STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House

State Senate

U.S. SENATOR:

Shelley Moore Capito (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Larry Butcher (R) - Farmer, USAF Veteran & Frequent Candidate
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
Richie Robb (D) - Ex-South Charleston Mayor, Attorney, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Paula Jean Swearengin (D) - Environmental Activist & '18 Candidate

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
Tom Payne (D) - Attorney, Retired Army Officer & '16/'18 Candidate

Mick Staton

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

District 3:
Carol Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Russell Siegel (R) - Retiree
Paul Davis (D) - Tri-State Transit Authority CEO & '18 Candidate
Jeff Lewis (D) - CWA Local Labor Union President & Law School Graduate
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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