CHARLESTON -– The AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) and United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) have endorsed Tish Chafin for in her campaign for state Supreme Court.

"I am proud to receive the AFL-CIO COPE and UMWA endorsements," Chafin said in a statement. "These are two of our State's strongest organizations that represent working families, and I sincerely thank them for endorsing my candidacy.

"I am a consensus candidate. I have the support of business leaders, working families and law enforcement groups across the state."

Chafin also has received endorsements from the West Virginia Sheriffs' Association and the Deputy Sheriffs' Association.

"I have been working hard and meeting people all across West Virginia," she said. "As a result, people are backing my candidacy because they believe I work hard and will be a fair Justice. I believe that justice is best served when our Justices rule based on the merits of the case, not the identity of the parties.

"When I traveled to all 55 counties during my term as West Virginia State Bar President, it gave me great perspective on the diversity of our state and the needs of our legal system. I learned how important it is to have Supreme Court Justices who are willing to listen and able to provide the necessary leadership to address problems facing our State's judiciary and the citizens it serves."

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