(White Sulphur Springs) At the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center, Governor Jim Justice announced plans to run for reelection in 2020.
The Governor said, “So the guy that came to you and thought really he wouldn’t run again, today I am announcing officially, right now, my candidacy to run to be reelected as your governor in 2020.”
Regarding the timing of his announcement Governor Justice said, “I’m not one to spend people’s time with suspense. I just want them to know what I’m doing.”
The governor went over accomplishments from his first two years in office, using a large notepad to explain the state budget turnaround from deficit to surplus.
Governor Jim Justice was elected as a Democrat and then switched to the Republican party. He will run as a Republican in 2020.
So far on the Democratic side, Stephen Smith a community organizer in Charleston has announced plans to run for governor.