Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Pritt, Other Contenders Should Be in Debates

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Pritt, Other Contenders Should Be in Debates

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Charlotte Pritt is running for governor of West Virginia on the Mountain Party ticket, but you wouldn't know it. Nearly every news story about the gubernatorial race features only two faces, but there are actually five candidates running for this position. Besides Bill Cole (R) and Jim Justice (D), there is Phil Hudok of the Constitution Party, David Moran, Libertarian and Charlotte Pritt, on the Mountain Party ticket.

Those who know anything about Pritt's record know that she has always supported women, seniors, children, veterans and LGBTQ rights. Her eight years in the Legislature earned her a reputation as a defender of the people. Pritt's voting record shows her strong advocacy on working people's issues.

She sponsored legislation to support veterans, and was named Outstanding Legislator of the Year for her diligence on issues that helped consumers, small businesses, the environment, women and children. She wants to repeal Right to Work and reinstate Prevailing Wage. As governor, Pritt would make a top-notch education and universal health care a reality in the Mountain State.

Pritt also wants to diversify the economy by supporting local agriculture and other small business, and by vigorous investments in solar and wind projects that will ensure West Virginia's place in the burgeoning national renewable energy market. Our climate is ideal for hemp farming and ripe for development of the herbal trade. She wants to bring broadband to West Virginia so that our businesses can flourish, our children can have a top-notch education, and tourism can bloom.

Charlotte knows that, with innovation and support, we can develop small businesses and provide clean, safe jobs that put West Virginians back to work to rebuild our economy while we protect the environment.

Charlotte Pritt has more experience working for the people of West Virginia than all the other candidates combined. Charlotte has proven she can get the votes: She beat out Joe Manchin in 1996 with 40 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary. …

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