HUNTINGTON — HuntPAC, the Political Action Committee for the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce, has announced its endorsements for candidates running for office in the 2018 Primary Election.
Candidates running in Cabell and Wayne counties in races considered important to the chamber's business community were selected for endorsement. Surveys were sent to the candidates in these races, which were a part of HuntPAC’s decision-making process.
“The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce has a strong record of endorsing candidates who are pro-business in their philosophy,” said Bill Bissett, President & CEO of the Huntington Regional Chamber. “While these endorsements are designed to give voters input on the candidates in the Primary Election, we will likely also endorse candidates in the upcoming General Election.”
HuntPAC endorses incumbent U.S. Senator Joe Manchin in the Democratic primary, and U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins gets the nod in the Republican U.S. Senate primary.
In the race to fill Jenkins' House seat, Democrat Paul E. Davis and Republican Carol Miller received HuntPAC endorsements.
For the state Senate 6th District race, incumbent Democrat Mike Woelfel received the group's endorsement.
For the state House of Delegates 16th District race, endorsements were given to incumbent Democrat Sean Hornbuckle and Republicans Jarred Cannon, Daniel Linville and John F. Mandt Jr.
In the House 17th District, HuntPAC is endorsing incumbent Democrat Chad Lovejoy and incumbent Republican Matt Rohrbach.
In the House 18th District, HuntPAC is backing Republican Evan Worrell.
In local County Commission races, Republican Kelli Sobonya in Cabell and incumbent Democrat Don Perdue in Wayne received endorsements.
West Virginia's primary election is May 8.