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State Delegate from Bluefield running for Jenkins' congressional seat

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BLUEFIELD, WV (NEWS RELEASE) – Today, I am announcing my candidacy to seek the Republican nomination for West Virginia’s Third Congressional District.

As a battle tested conservative, I have fought relentlessly to drain the swamp in Charleston and I have never wavered in my commitment to protect our shared values. In Washington, I will continue the fight by standing up to the establishment and working to fix a broken system.

During this campaign, I will run on a bold platform called the West Virginia First Plan. This plan consists of five key points:

  1. A Path to a Better West Virginia Economy
  2. Keeping West Virginia Safe
  3. Standing with President Donald Trump
  4. Defending West Virginia Values
  5. Combating the Opioid Crisis

I look forward to traveling the district during the next few months to share my vision with fellow West Virginians and to earn their support for the May 8th Republican Primary.

Marty Gearheart is a longtime resident of Bluefield, a graduate of Concord University and a battle tested conservative. Marty was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2010 where he represents District 27 (most of Mercer County and part of Raleigh County). In the House, Marty is chair of the Roads and Transportation Committee, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation Accountability and he serves on the Finance and Political Subdivisions committees.

Marty is a member of the West Virginia Republican Executive Committee, former Vice Chair of the West Virginia Republican Party, and former chair and current member of the Mercer County Republican Executive Committee. Marty is a father to three children and grandfather to two grandchildren. He worships at Bland Street United Methodist Church.




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