CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — ABC News is projecting Carol Miller as the winner of the 3rd District race for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Republican candidate Carol Miller represents District 16 in the West Virginia House of Delegates. She faced Democrat Richard Ojeda is a retired, decorated Army Veteran who represents the 7th District in the state House of Delegates.
As of 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Miller had received 56 percent of the vote with 58 percent of precincts reporting. Ojeda has received 44 percent.
In his bid for Congress, Ojeda said he does not believe coal is dead and wants to see West Virginia as a leader in coal production, biofuels, solar, wind and other energy resources. He supports immigration reform, government accountability, fiscal responsibility, economic diversification and making education and infrastructure priorities.
Ojeda currently lives in Logan with his wife, Kelly Ann Wismer Ojeda, and their two children, Richard III, and Kayla Lavon.
Miller said she wants to create jobs and stand with President Donald Trump. She said she is pro-life, pro-jobs, pro-coal and pro-Second Amendment.
Miller and her husband of 45 years, Matt, live in Huntington. They have two sons who are married and five grandchildren.