MORGANTOWN – Democrat Zach Shrewsbury introduced his marketing campaign for U.S. Senate to Morgantown Wednesday night with a rally at 123 Nice Road.
Shrewsbury, a Marine Corps veteran and Princeton resident, filed his candidacy Oct. 12, and since Sen. Joe Manchin introduced he’s not operating for reelection, at the moment stands as the one Democratic candidate to succeed Manchin. The main Republican contenders dealing with off within the Might main are Gov. Jim Justice and Rep. Alex Mooney.
The Morgantown rally was the second of six marketing campaign kickoff occasions he’s holding throughout the state. The primary was in Charles City, and occasions will observe in Charleston, Huntington, Bluefield and Fayetteville.
A group organizer, he stands left of Manchin on the political spectrum and isn’t afraid to be known as a socialist.
The portion of his marketing campaign web site dedicated to points reveals he helps sturdy labor protections and the suitable to unionize, common healthcare, environmental justice, power independence with an emphasis on renewables manufacturing, racial justice, assist for veterans, LGBTQIA2S and abortion rights, and progressive tax insurance policies, amongst different points.
Supporters in attendance included a number of present and former native officers, amongst them Monongalia County Delegates Evan Hansen and Anitra Hamilton, former Delegate Danielle Walker, Metropolis Council members Brian Butcher and Danielle Trumble, and former Councilman Barry Wendell.
A number of rose to talk earlier than Shrewsbury took the mic. First was Deb McCarthy, vice chair of the Mercer County Democratic Govt Committee and a member of the state Democratic Govt Committee.
She talked concerning the widespread worries of things like healthcare and inflation and about Shrewsbury’s potential to deal with them.
“He’s a giant man with a giant coronary heart,” she stated. “He’s a giant man who is stuffed with integrity.” He’s labored his grownup life to uplift the communities he’s in.
Butcher stated he met Shrewsbury whereas they have been each doing mutual assist within the southern a part of the state. Wednesday earlier than the rally he was handing out warming to provides to the homeless.
A candidate must be an excellent particular person with core values that they need to enact on the planet, he stated. “I’ve identified Zach for a number of years. I can vouch for him as that particular person. … Zach is a rattling advantageous human being that’s going to look out for the folks of West Virginia.”
Walker took the stage and led loud cheers of “Shrewsbury for Senate!” He’ll work for the folks on the problems of homelessness, pay fairness, a sound justice system, immigration, and racial justice, she stated. “Mountaineers, West Virginians may have the illustration that they deserve.”
Shrewsbury informed his listeners, “We’re on a journey with this marketing campaign. Our journey towards a affluent future should start with an unwavering dedication to the working class. … The few have prospered whereas the various have toiled in hardship. It’s our obligation now to problem this injustice and demand that the employees of West Virginia obtain our justifiable share.”
As an alternative of ravaging the setting, he stated, we may construct photo voltaic panels and windmills right here. He’ll work to prioritize training and break down the boundaries.
“West Virginia stands not simply because the mountain state,” he stated, “however we will stand because the beacon of progress, equality and solidarity with employees all over the place.”
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