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AFP West Virginia Congratulates Newly Elected, Re-Elected State Legislators

Nov 4, 2020 by AFP

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia (AFP-WV) tonight celebrates the electoral victories of policy champions vying for the state legislature. Every candidate the organization endorsed won their respective race. The grassroots group and its activists across the state have worked for months to have meaningful, policy-focused conversations with fellow West Virginians on the importance of electing proven leaders to the State Senate and House of Delegates.

AFP-WV’s permanent grassroots infrastructure offers a unique ability to make a difference in not only elections but in the trajectory of policy in the state. By conducting thousands of phone calls and door knocks, along with engaging in an unparalleled direct mail and digital campaign in key state legislative races, the organization has succeeded in putting principled lawmakers in a position to continue removing barriers that stand in the way of every West Virginian thriving.

The following candidates earned the support of AFP-WV and won their elections:

  • Patricia Rucker, State Senate District 16
  • Trenton Barnhart, House of Delegates District 7
  • Danny Hamrick, House of Delegates District 48
  • Caleb Hanna, House of Delegates District 44
  • Joe Jeffries, House of Delegates District 22
  • Laura Kimble, House of Delegates District 48
  • Terri Sypolt, House of Delegates District 52
  • Mark Zatezalo, House of Delegates District 1

AFP-WV State Director Jason Huffman released the following statement:

“Enacting policies that will make West Virginia a better place to live, work, and raise a family requires us to thoughtfully back candidates who will not only work to change the status quo, but will act as true policy leaders on the issues that matter most. Our unmatched capabilities allowed us to be in a position to be a real difference-maker in close races across the state. When lawmakers stand with us on critical issues, we will stand with them. Tonight, West Virginians made it clear that they will also strongly support lawmakers who challenge the status quo in order to do what’s right for our state’s future. I’m proud of the remarkable success our staff and grassroots activists in cutting through the misleading and divisive tactics of special interests by directly connecting voters with a positive vision for our future illustrated by the leaders who will get us there. It’s a great day to be a Mountaineer.”

Background:

AFP-WV Announces First Ever Political Engagements in 2020 Primary Races (6/2/2020)

AFP-WV Endorses State Senator Patricia Rucker (8/6/2020)

AFP-WV Announces Third and Final Round of State Legislative Endorsements (9/10/2020)