MORGANTOWN – Former Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer goals to return to Charleston to serve within the Home as soon as once more.
Fleischauer, a Democrat, introduced her 2024 marketing campaign to a room stuffed with supporters Tuesday night at Kegler’s.
“I need to return to Charleston to get issues carried out,” she mentioned. “I understand how to get issues carried out, I acquired issues carried out.”
Fleischauer served 26 years within the Home, first elected in 1994. She misplaced in 2004 however was elected once more in 2006. In 2022 she made an unsuccessful bid for state Senate.
New single-member Home districts took impact for the 2022 election, and Fleischauer is searching for the 82nd District seat held by Republican Delegate Debbie Warner, who will not be searching for reelection.
Fleischauer mentioned Tuesday her two mottoes are “Combating for Equity” and “Getting Issues Finished.”
One in all her early accomplishments, she mentioned, was passage of an equal pay invoice in 1998. “I believe it’s actually necessary that I is usually a voice for girls.” Solely 14 of the state’s 134 legislators are ladies, she mentioned. “I believe ladies carry one thing important to the desk.”
Over time, she’s handed payments regarding sexual assault nurse examiners and home violence points and has fought for veterans and in opposition to human trafficking. “I arise for girls’s rights to make their very own selections, together with about reproductive healthcare.”
Two of her proudest accomplishments, she mentioned, are the invoice to restrict copays for insulin and the invoice to mandate insurance coverage protection for autism remedy.
After Fleischauer concluded, former Delegate Michael Angelucci, D-Marion, took the mic to supply some reward for Fleischauer. He recalled a night at their resort foyer in Charleston, when she despatched him as much as her resort room together with her key card to get some bottles of water whereas Fleischauer talked to some WVU college students.
Angelucci mentioned he noticed inside her room copies of payments unfold throughout two double beds, all annotated in purple. “She actually took her time going via each single invoice … learning them, understanding them, studying them. … It is a girl who really cares.”
The 2024 main election is Could 14 and the final election is Nov. 5.
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