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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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Robert C Byrd - 1976

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): January 27, 2024
Filing Deadline (Primary Write-Ins): March 26, 2024
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): August 1, 2024
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): September 17, 2024
Primary: May 14, 2024
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on May 21, 2024


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Jim Justice (R)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2024.
Patrick Morrisey (R) - Attorney General, Ex-Congressional Aide & '18 US Sen Candidate

Steve Williams (D) - Huntington Mayor, Ex-State Del. & Ex-Huntington City Manager
S. Marshall Wilson (C) - Ex-State Del., National Guard Officer & '20 Candidate
Erika Kolenich (L) - Attorney, Community Activist & '20 Nominee
Chase Linko-Looper (M) - Disabled Afghan War Veteran
Quintin Caldwell (I) - Consultant & '20 Candidate
Fred Vance (I) - General Contractor
Rashida Yost (I) - Daycare Center Owner

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2024.

Presten Gooden

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ Mac Warner (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2024. ]
Kris Warner (R) - State Economic Development Exec Director, Ex-State GOP Chair & Businessman
Thornton Cooper (D) - Attorney, Democratic Activist & '14/'16 St Del Candidate

STATE AUDITOR:
[ J.B. McCuskey (R)* - Candidate for Attorney General in 2024. ]
Mark Hunt (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Del., Attorney & '16 US Rep Candidate

Mary Ann Claytor (D) - Acountant, Auditor, '20 Nominee & '16 St Del Nominee

STATE TREASURER:
[ Riley Moore (R)* - Candidate for Congress in 2024. ]
Larry Pack (R) - Ex-State Del., RNC Member, Gubernatorial Aide & Retired Businessman

Presten Gooden

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Kent Leonhardt (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Deborah Stiles (D) - Farmer, Democratic Activist & '22 County Comm Nominee

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
[ Patrick Morrisey (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2024. ]
J.B. McCuskey (R) - State Auditor, Ex-State Del. & Attorney
Teresa Toriseva (D) - Attorney


STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House - (Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus)

State Senate
- (Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus)

U.S. SENATOR:

[ Joe Manchin (D)* - Retiring in 2024. ]
Glenn Elliott (D) - Wheeling Mayor, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Jim Justice (R) - Governor & Businessman
Michael Sigmon (I)

Cleve Benedict

Shelley Moore Capito (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2026.
Derrick Evans (R) - Ex-State Del., Convicted Jan 6 Rioter & '24 US Rep Candidate


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Carol Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Bob Reed (D) - Retired Teacher & '16 St Del Candidate
Wes Holden (I) - Retired Congressional Aide & '16 St Del Candidate


Mick Staton

District 2:
[ Alex Mooney (R)* - Lost Primary for US Senate in 2024. ]
Riley Moore (R) - State Treasurer, Ex-State Del., Businessman & Ex-NATO Official
Steven Wendelin (D) - Retired Navy Commander



Mondale-Ferraro-Rockefeller-See 1984

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 (M)
West Virginia Republican Party (R)
West Virginia Working Families Party (WF)
Independent (I)
Write-In (WI)


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office


Jay Rockefeller - 1972

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Beckley Register-Herald
Black By God / The West Virginian (African-American)
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Braxton Citizens' News
Charleston Gazette-Mail
Clarksburg Exponent and Telegram
Concordia College Concordian
Fairmont Times West Virginian
Fayette Tribune
Hampshire Review
Huntington Herald-Dispatch
Lewisburg Mountain Messenger
Lincoln Journal
Logan Banner
Marshall University Parthenon
Martinsburg Journal
Mineral Daily News-Tribune
Montgomery Herald
Morgantown Dominion Post
Mountain State Spotlight
Parkersburg News & Sentinel
Parsons Advocate
Pendleton Times
Pineville Independent Herald
The State Journal (Business News)
Weirton Daily Times
West Virginia Metro News
West Virginia State University Yellow Jacket
West Virginia Watch
WV Metro News
WV News
WV Statewide News
WVU Daily Athenaeum
Weston Democrat
Wheeling News-Register & Intelligencer
Williamson Daily News

Dukakis-Bentsen and Presten Gooden for Sheriff - 1988

WBOY TV-12 (NBC - Clarksburg)
WCHS TV-8 (ABC - Charleston) / WVAH TV-11 (FOX - Charleston)
WDTV TV-5 (CBS - Bridgeport/Weston)
WOWK TV-13 (CBS - Charleston/Huntington)
WSAZ TV-3 (Charleston/Huntington)
WVPC - West Virginia Public Broadcasting (PBS / NPR)
TelemundoDC: West Virginia (Spanish)

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