HARPER'S FERRY -- Republican state Attorney General candidate Patrick Morrisey has been endorsed by West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee.
"We commend Patrick Morrisey for expressing commitment to the lives of the weak and vulnerable, especially the unborn, the elderly, and those with disabilities," said WVL PAC President Wanda Franz.
Morrisey, a Harper's Ferry attorney, stated,
"Like most West Virginians, I have a deep commitment to the sanctity of human life, and I pledge to do everything in my power as Attorney General to protect the most vulnerable in society," Morrisey said in a statement. "I'm honored that WVL PAC feels that I share their commitment, and I look forward to working with them in the years ahead."
Morrisey, a health care lawyer with the Washington, D.C. firm of King & Spalding, says he would bring "a new perspective to efforts to repeal Obamacare, curb federal and state government over-regulation, provide competent counsel on Medicaid matters, and advance meaningful ethics reform."
Morrisey lives in Harper's Ferry. Originally from New Jersey, he earned a bachelor of arts, in history and political science, with honors, from Rutgers College in 1989 and a juris doctor from Rutgers Law School-Newark, in 1992. He is married and has a 14-year-old stepdaughter.
McGraw is seeking his sixth term as attorney general. A native of Wyoming County, McGraw served in the U.S. Army and later graduated from West Virginia University and WVU's College of Law. He later served on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals before becoming AG in 1992. McGraw is married to Jorea Marple, the first woman to be named state Superintendent of Schools. He has four children and one grandson.
The primary election is May 8, and the general election is Nov. 6.