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Metallurgical Coal Producers Association WV PAC endorses Trump, Capito, Justice, and others

Metallurgical Coal Producers Association WV PAC endorses Trump, Capito, Justice, and other state candidates.





Charleston, W.Va.: The Metallurgical Coal Producers Association (MCPA) WV PAC, the affiliated political action committee of the newly formed Metallurgical Coal Producers Association, announced its endorsements for the West Virginia General Election. Topping the endorsements are President Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, and Governor Jim Justice. “The coal industry is fortunate to have such strong supporters of our operations and our coal miners in President Trump, Senator Capito, and Governor Justice,” said Ben Beakes, treasurer of the MCPA WV PAC and executive director of West Virginia affairs for the Metallurgical Coal Producers Association. “The Metallurgical Coal Producers WV PAC and its members encourage our friends to support their re-election bids.”


“President Trump understands the importance of the coal industry and hard-working Americans in general. Having a president who respects our industry and openly supports it is a welcome change in Washington, D.C.,” said Beakes. “Likewise, Senator Capito has been a long-time advocate for our industry and we encourage West Virginians to send her back to Washington.”


Governor Justice, as well as all other endorsed candidates, received unanimous support from the members of the MCPA WV PAC. “West Virginia has never had a governor who understands the opportunities we have with metallurgical coal like Governor Justice does,” said Beakes. “We look forward to working with Governor Justice for another four years in promoting metallurgical coal and its contribution, especially with regard to critical and needed infrastructure investments in the state and country.” Metallurgical coal is a primary ingredient to producing steel, often referred to as steel-making coal.


In addition to Trump, Capito, and Justice, the MCPA WV PAC made endorsements for statewide and legislative races.


“We are focused on educating policy makers on the opportunities of the metallurgical coal industry,” said Beakes. “Our members are pleased to endorse these candidates in their election bids. We feel these candidates will best support policies that promote the production and use of metallurgical coal.”


Metallurgical Coal Producers Association WV PAC Endorsements

Federal Candidates President – Donald Trump (R) U.S. Senate – Shelley Moore Capito (R) Congress 2 – Alex Mooney (R) Congress 3 – Carol Miller (R)

Statewide Candidates Governor – Jim Justice (R) Secretary of State – Mac Warner (R) Auditor – John “JB” McCuskey (R) Treasurer – Riley Moore (R) AG Commissioner – Kent Leonhardt (R) Attorney General – Patrick Morrisey (R) State Senate

District 1 – Ryan Weld (R) District 2 – Mike Maroney (R) District 3 – Donna Boley (R) District 5 – Bob Plymale (D) District 6 – Chandler Swope (R) District 7 – Rupie Phillips (R) District 8 – Kathie Hess Crouse (R) District 9 – David Bugs Stover (R) District 10 – Jack David Woodrum (R) District 11 – Robert Lee Karnes (R) District 12 – Patrick Martin (R) District 14 – Randy Smith (R) District 15 – Craig Blair (R) District 16 – Patricia Rucker (R) District 17 – Eric Nelson Jr. (R)

House of Delegates


1 – Pat McGeehan (R)

1 – Mark Zatezalo (R)

3 – Erikka Storch (R)

6 – David Kelly (R)

7 – Trenton Barnhart (R)

8 – Bill Anderson (R)

9 – Shannon Kimes (R)

10 – Roger Conley (R)

10 – Vernon Criss (R)

10 – John Kelly (R)

11 – Riley Keaton (R)

12 – Steve Westfall (R)

13 – Josh Higginbotham (R)

13 – Jonathan Pinson (R)

14 – Johnnie Wamsley II (R)

15 – Geoff Foster (R)

16 – Daniel Linville (R)

16 – John Mandt Jr. (R)

17 – Matthew Rohrbach (R)

18 – Evan Worrell (R)

19 – Derrick Evans (R)

20 – Nathan Brown (D)

21 – Mark Dean (R)

22 – Joe Jeffries (R)

22 – Zack Maynard (R)

23 – Rodney Miller (D)

24 – Jordan Bridges (R)

24 – Margitta Mazzocchi (R)

25 – Tony Paynter (R)

26 – Ed Evans (D)

27 – Joe Ellington (R)

27 – Marty Gearheart (R)

27 – Doug Smith (R)

28 – Roy Cooper (R)

28 – Jeff Pack (R)

29 – Brandon Steele (R)

30 – Mick Bates (D)

31 – Chris Toney (R)

32 – Tom Fast (R)

32 – Kayla Kessinger (R)

32 – Austin Haynes (R)

33 – Roger Hanshaw (R)

34 – Brent Boggs (D)

35 – Moore Capito (R)

35 – Larry Pack (R)

35 – Doug Skaff Jr. (D)

35 – Chris Stansbury (R)

36 – Chris Pritt (R)

36 – Chris Walters (R)

38 – Dianna Graves (R)

39 – Dana Ferrell (R)

40 – Dean Jeffries (R)

41 – Heather Tully (R)

42 – Jeff Campbell (D)

42 – Todd Longanacre (R)

43 – Bill Hartman (D)

43 – Ty Nestor (R)

44 – Caleb Hanna (R)

45 – Carl “Robbie” Martin (R)

46 – Adam Burkhammer (R)

47 – Chris Phillips (R)

48 – Danny Hamrick (R)

48 – Laura Kimble (R)

48 – Ben Queen (R)

49 – Amy Summers (R)

50 – Phil Mallow (R)

50 – Guy Ward (R)

51 – Cindy Frich (R)

51 – Joe Statler (R)

52 – Terri Funk Sypolt (R)

53 – Buck Jennings (R)

54 – John Paul Hott II (R)

56 – Gary Howell (R)

57 – Ruth Rowan (R)

60 – Don Forsht (R)

61 – Jason Barrett (D)

62 – Chuck Horst Sr (R)

63 – John Hardy (R)

64 – Eric Householder (R)

65 – Wayne Clark (R)

66 – Paul Espinosa (R)

67 – Elliot Simon (R)

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