BLUEFIELD, W.Va (WVVA) - The primary election is less than a week away in West Virginia. It will be held on Tues. June 9. One of the names on the ballot is Charles Sheedy. He's a Republican running for Governor.
He served in the U.S. Army for decades, from 1976-2013, and retired as a Master Sergeant.
"That gives me a lot of leadership qualities that are currently lacking. in state government, especially in the executive office," said Sheedy.
As far as the West Virginia economy is concerned, Sheedy feels that it was not right that businesses were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"A lot of these businesses should have never been shut down," said Sheedy. "...These businesses have been shut down against the constitution. There are some questions there that need to be answered."
"I am a lifelong true Republican. I embrace term limits, lower taxes and smaller government," said Sheedy. "Those are three of the main things I would like to get implemented in West Virginia."
Sheedy says he is not accepting out of state or corporate contributions.
"I do not take endorsements from any organization either," said Sheedy. "If I'm elected I want to be able to say 'I'm here for the people. I'm not here for organizations or anything else.'"
The primary election is Tues. June 3, and the general election will be held on Nov. 3.