Regenerate WV’s 2016 Primary Election Endorsements

Our 2016 primary election endorsements have been decided; see below for who our members voted to endorse in three different races!

Don’t forget, early voting starts tomorrow, April 27th and ends May 7th.  Call your local county clerk for early voting hours and locations.

Tuesday, May 10th is election day!  Find your polling location here.

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As the mountain state’s progressive PAC, we’re happy to announce our endorsement for Governor – Booth Goodwin!

Official statement from Regenerate WV Board of Directors on endorsement of Booth Goodwin for Governor:

Regenerate WV proudly endorses Booth Goodwin as our next Governor.  Mr. Goodwin has dedicated his campaign and his career to the interests of everyday working people.  He is pro-worker, pro-choice, and pro-child.

Mr. Goodwin is an innovator.  While US Attorneys across the country were content to fill our prisons with low-level substance abusers, Mr. Goodwin saw a different path.  He piloted successful diversion programs, so that folks could get treatment instead of incarceration; that also freed his office up to go up the food chain and prosecute the folks who were getting rich off our misery.  He also started the nationally-recognized Handle With Care program, so that children who had witnessed or survived criminal activity could get the support they needed at school.

Finally, our state needs a governor who has the courage to take big, bold action.  Mr. Goodwin has that courage.  He has prosecuted corruption charges against political machines from his own party.  And he was the first prosecutor in the nation to bring charges against a high-level coal executive for their responsibility in a mine disaster, and he won a conviction.  No other candidate has shown this combination of progressive values, innovation, and fearlessness.

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West Virginia’s judicial races are now non-partisan, but the clear progressive choice for our state Supreme Court is Darrell McGraw! Judicial races will be decided in the primary rather than general election, so be sure to get out and vote.

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Today’s children are our future, so we’re happy to endorse Ric Cavender for Kanawha County Board of Education! We believe he’s the best choice to ensuring the progress of our children and thus our future.

Help us spread the word about our endorsed candidates and election dates by visiting our Facebook page and sharing these memes with your friends and family!


MONDAY: First endorsement meeting of the 2016 election!

We’ll be endorsing candidates in the gubernatorial, Supreme Court, & Kanawha County Board of Education races.

Before discussing endorsements for the Kanawha County BOE race, we will have a forum with the candidates. All candidates have been invited, and at this time, Ric Cavender and Adam Knauff have confirmed they will be participating.

RSVP and invite your friends!

The meeting is open to all, BUT only members can vote on endorsements. If you’d like to become a member before the meeting, please visit:

We hope to see you there!

Join us March 15th for a Forum & Fundraiser!


Join us for an evening with West Virginia’s gubernatorial and Supreme Court candidates! ALL are welcome, and the event is FREE.

What? Regenerate WV Forum & Fundraiser
When? March 15th from 6-8 pm
Where?  Woman’s Club of Charleston, 1600 Virginia St. E.
RSVP & invite your friends:

All of the gubernatorial and Supreme Court candidates have been invited to participate in two candidate forums where we will be asking them questions, some pre-made by Regenerate WV’s Board of Directors and others by YOU, the attendees.

At this time, gubernatorial candidates Booth Goodwin and Jeff Kessler have committed to attending. Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for updates on other candidates as we receive them.

In addition to the forum, we will have refreshments and an opportunity for you to either become a member, update your membership, or donate. You can also do so online here before the event.  Note our membership dues have changed!  Visit our website for more details.

We hope to see you on March 15th as we kickoff the start of our 2016 election organizing!

P.S. Here are some other upcoming progressive events you may be interested in:  Books Not Bigotry & Remember in November Rally.

Fundraiser and City Council Candidate Night


Regenerate WV will be active in the Charleston City Council general election to move real change at the local level–by endorsing and putting feet on the ground to TURN OUT THE VOTE for progressives!

Please join us for an evening of mingling, eating, writing checks, hearing from candidates for Charleston City Council, and discussing endorsements. Be there!

Thursday, April 9th @ 5:30PM
Taylor Books
Charleston, WV

Regenerate Announces Nov 4th Election Endorsements

Regenerate WV is proud to endorse the following progressive candidates:

House of Delegates (from Kanawha County):
Bobbie Hatfield (District 35)
Sherri Wong (District 35)
Thornton Cooper (District 35)
Nancy Guthrie (District 36)
Larry Rowe (District 36)
Mike Pushkin (District 37)
Sally Shepherd (District 39)

House of Delegates (non-Kanawha County):
Shawn Fluharty (District 3)
Dave Pethtel (District 5)
Denzil Malone (District 8)
Paul Miller (District 10)
Mike Bright (District 12)
Josh McGrath (District 13)
Sean Hornbuckle (District 16)
Jim Morgan (District 16)
Lauren Plymale (District 16)
Don Perdue (District 19)
Clif Moore (District 26)
Clyde McKnight (District 31)
Coy Flowers (District 42)
Courtney Jesser (District 42)
Tammy Stemple (District 47)
Mike Manypenny (District 49)
Mike Caputo (District 50)
Barbara Fleishcauer (District 51)
John Williams (District 51)
Nancy Jamison (District 51)
Layne Diehl (District 59)
Jason Barrett (District 61)
Kristin Loken (District 62)
Daniel Lutz (District 66)
Stephen Skinner (District 67)

Senate (from Kanawha County):
Erik Wells (District 8)

Senate (non-Kanawha County):
Ron Miller (District 10)
Robin Wilson (District 3)
Don Cookman (District 15)

Regenerate also endorses a “Yes” vote on the Kanawha County Library Levy.

For maps of the Senate and House districts, click here.

Fall Fundraiser – September 8th!

Join us for our Fall Fundraiser!

Monday, September 8th
Taylor Books (226 Capitol St.)
6pm reception (Program starts at 6:30)

We will be awarding our inaugural Elizabeth Simpson Drewry Award to Delegate Stephen Skinner. The award honors an individual who has carried on the ground-breaking, progressive legacy of Elizabeth Simpson Drewry — the first African-American woman to be elected to the West Virginia legislature.

We will also be hosting a panel discussion with elected officials and candidates on “How Progressives Can Win Back West Virginia.”

If you can’t make it, you can donate online here.

Introducing Regenerate WV’s legislative scorecard

How did my Delegate vote? The answer’s now a click away…

Want to know how your legislators voted on reproductive rights? Minimum wage? Child hunger?

With one click, you are about to find out.

Please share with your friends, family, and facebook.

And please make a donation here.

$25/month qualifies you for full membership, but every donation is appreciated. And we promise every single cent will be spent on furthering our mission

Early Voting in May 2014 Primary

Early voting will be held Wednesday , April 30, 2014 through Saturday May 10, 2014, excluding Sunday May 4th.

Voting is open during regular business hours at each county courthouse or annex. Early Voting is also available each Saturday during the Early Voting period from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Kanawha County Courthouse is located at 409 Virginia St., East. A listing of other county courthouses is available here.

Regenerate Announces 2014 Primary Endorsements

Kanawha County Races
  • School Board Candidate Ryan White
  • House of Delegates candidates: Bobbi Hatfield (35th district), Nancy Guthrie(36th), Sheri Wong (35th)
  • Senate candidate: Erik Wells (8th district)

Non-Kanawha Co. Progressive House of Delegates Incumbents

  • Mike Manypenny (49th)
  • Barbara Fleischauer (51st)
  • Don Perdue (19th)
  • Stephen Skinner (67th)
  • Mike Caputo (50th)
  • Jim Morgan (16th)
  • Dave Pethtel (5th)
 Non-Kanawha Co. Progressive House of Delegates Candidates
  • Coy Flowers (42nd)
  • Shawn Fluharty (3rd)
  • Wayne Worth (48th)
  • David Graham (24th)
  • Sean Hornbuckle (16th)
  • Denzile Malone (8th)
  • Layne Diehl (59th)
  • Kristin Loken (62nd)

The money we spend to move these progressive candidates into elected office is all raised through our Regenerate WV members.  Thank you!

If you are not yet a member of Regenerate WV, please consider becoming one today by contributing $250/year or $25/month by clicking here.