INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 132 ENDORSES BEN SALANGO FOR GOVERNOR
DEC 19, 2019
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 132 endorsed Kanawha County commissioner Ben Salango for governor in the 2020 election.
SOUTH CHARLESTON PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 837 ENDORSES BEN SALANGO FOR GOVERNOR
DEC 5, 2019
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, the South Charleston Professional Firefighters Local 837 endorsed Kanawha County Commission, Ben Salango, for Governor of West Virginia. Local 837 joins the Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades in supporting Salango and his vision to move West Virginia forward.
UPPER OHIO VALLY BUILDING TRADES ENDORSE BEN SALANGO FOR GOVERNOR
DEC 4, 2019
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, the Upper Ohio Valley Building & Construction Trades endorsed Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango for governor in 2020. It represents 18 different trade crafts across West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle.
CHARLESTON PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 317 ENDORSE BEN SALANGO FOR GOVERNOR
January 6, 2020
CHARLESTON, W.Va – Today, the Charleston Professional Firefighters Local 317 endorsed Kanawha County Commissioner, Ben Salango, for Governor of West Virginia. Local 317 joins the South Charleston Professional Firefighters and other labor unions to support Salango in 2020.
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 175 ENDORSES BEN SALANGO FOR GOVERNOR
January 11, 2020
CHARLESTON, W.Va – Today, the Teamsters Local 175 unanimously endorsed Kanawha County Commissioner, Ben Salango, for Governor of West Virginia. Local 175 joins the International Union of Operating Engineers, and the Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades in their endorsement of Salango. Salango continues to pick up support from working men and women across West Virginia.
DEMOCRAT BEN SALANGO FILES TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR
January 16, 2020
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango was joined by friends and family as he filed to run for governor.
RETIRED MAJOR GENERAL ALLEN E. TACKETT ENDORSES BEN SALANGO
January 29, 2020
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, retired Major General Allen E. Tackett endorsed Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango in the 2020 race for governor. Tackett served as the commander of the West Virginia National Guard from 1995 to 2011
WV & APPALACHIAN LABORERS’ DISTRICT COUNCIL ENDORSE BEN SALANGO FOR GOVERNOR
February 7, 2020
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, the WV and Appalachian Laborers' District Council endorsed Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango for governor in 2020. The Laborers' District Council represents 7,000 members.
MONONGALIA COUNTY COMMISSIONER TOM BLOOM ENDORSES BEN SALANGO FOR GOVERNOR
February 19, 2020
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – This week, Monongalia County Commissioner Tom Bloom endorsed Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango for governor in the 2020 election.
PARKERSBURG-MARIETTA BUILDING TRADES ENDORSE SALANGO
February 17, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV — Today, Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango announced that his campaign for governor picked up the endorsement of the Parkersburg-Marietta Building and Construction Trades Council. They represent local construction unions and working families in the Parkersburg area.
IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 53 ENDORSES BEN SALANGO FOR GOVERNOR OF WEST VIRGINIA
February 25, 2020
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades endorsed Ben Salango for governor. IUPAT represents over 1,800 members in the construction industry across West Virginia.
BEN SALANGO FOR GOVERNOR CAMPAIGN RELEASES “SAVE RURAL HOSPITALS" PLAN
CHARLESTON, WV – Today, the Ben Salango for Governor campaign released the “Save Rural Hospitals" plan in response to recent closures at Fairmont Regional Medical Center and the Ohio Valley Medical Center.
WV PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ENDORSE SALANGO
MARCH 14, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV — Today, the Professional Firefighters of West Virginia (PFFWV) announced that they are supporting Ben Salango for governor in the 2020 election.
SENATOR JOE MANCHIN ENDORSES BEN SALANGO FOR GOVERNOR
MARCH 17, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin threw his support behind Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango in the 2020 gubernatorial election.
WEST VIRGINIA AFL-CIO ENDORSES BEN SALANGO FOR GOVERNOR
MARCH 16, 2020
CHARLESTON WV – The West Virginia AFL-CIO has voted unanimously to endorse Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango in his campaign for governor.
WV SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION ENDORSES BEN SALANGO
March 23, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV — Today, the West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association PAC endorsed Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango for governor.
USW Proudly Endorses Ben Salango for West Virginia Governor
MARCH 25, 2020
The United Steelworkers (USW) today endorsed Ben Salango for West Virginia Governor in the state's primary election on May 12, 2020.
WV- AFT Locals Endorse Ben Salango for Governor
APRIL 3, 2020
Roane County and Fayette County AFT Affiliates Back Salango
AFT-Cabell County Endorses Salango
CHARLESTON, WV — Today, the American Federation of Teachers - Cabell County announced that they’ve endorsed Democrat Ben Salango for governor.
Salango Launches TV Ad Focused on Getting Things Done
APRIL 15, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV — Today, Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango released his first television ad of the 2020 election. The ad shares Salango’s record of getting things done and the need for new leadership in West Virginia.
BEN SALANGO ENDORSED BY COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 24, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango has been endorsed by the Communications Workers of America. The CWA will work alongside the Salango campaign to elect Ben as the next governor of West Virginia.
UFCW Local 400 Endorses Ben Salango for West Virginia Governor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 30, 2020
The union represents thousands of members working at Kroger grocery stores throughout the state, as well as workers at Clearon, Hinchcliff Products Company, Keurig Dr Pepper, Genesis Healthcare, and others.
AFT Locals in Raleigh and Marshall Endorse Salango
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 12, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV— Today, Democratic candidate for governor Ben Salango was endorsed by AFT- Raleigh County and AFT-Marshall County.
AFT West Virginia Endorses Salango for Governor
JUL 15, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV — Today, Ben Salango’s campaign announced the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) for governor of West Virginia. Citing his commitment to public education, and increased pay and benefits for educators and school service personnel, the union threw their support behind his candidacy.
WSAZ: Ben Salango wins Democratic primary for W.Va. governor
JUN 9, 2020
CHARLESTON — Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango has won the Democratic primary nomination for West Virginia governor, the Associated Press reports Tuesday night.
Charleston Gazette-Mail: Gazette-Mail endorses Salango, Thrasher in gubernatorial primaries
MAY 23, 2020
The Gazette-Mail endorses Ben Salango in the Democratic primary for governor of West Virginia, and Woody Thrasher in the Republican primary.
The Weirton Daily Times: Jim Justice, Ben Salango look to November
JUN 11, 2020
CHARLESTON — After winning their party’s nominations Tuesday night, Republican Gov. Jim Justice and Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango have turned their sights to November.
After Calling Water Crisis in Gary “Political Hoopla,” Justice Found Liable for 3,000 Water Pollution Violations
July 28, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV-- During his Monday COVID-19 briefing, Governor Justice dismissed the water crisis in Gary as “political hoopla.” The town of just over 800 has not had any access to running water in over a week during an unprecedented global health crisis.
Salango Calls For Safe School Reopening Plan
July 20, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV--At a press conference today, West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango detailed a COVID-19 school preparedness plan as we approach the beginning of the new academic year. He was joined by leaders of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT-WV) and the West Virginia AFL-CIO.
Following FirstEnergy Corruption Scandal in Ohio, Salango Calls On Justice To Come Clean
July 22, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV-- Following yesterday’s arrest of the Ohio Speaker of the House for accepting bribe money from FirstEnergy, Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango is calling for an investigation in West Virginia. Salango wants Justice to release any and all information about his dealings and relationship with First Energy.
Salango Endorsed by United Mine Workers of America
August 4, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV— Today, Ben Salango’s campaign for Governor was endorsed by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), one of the most significant endorsements in West Virginia politics.
During a virtual press conference, Salango said that he will never turn his back on West Virginia coal miners and their families, and pledged to protect coal jobs in the Mountain State. As an attorney, Salango has represented coal miners being taken advantage of by coal bosses.
Salango Accepts Invitations to Five Debates, Calls on Justice to Join Him
JULY 31, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV--Today, Democratic nominee for West Virginia Governor Ben Salango officially accepted invitations to participate in five media-sponsored debates ahead of the November election. Jim Justice has yet to accept four out of the five debate invitations--these include events hosted by WSAZ, Nexstar Media, Stubblefield Institute at Shepherd University and WRNR/TV10 Martinsburg, and WCHS/WTOV. Salango and Justice will meet for the West Virginia Broadcasters Association Debate on October 13th.
Salango Nabs Another Teachers Union Endorsement from Justice, Who Got It Four Years Ago
Aug 11, 2020
Another West Virginia teachers’ union has endorsed Democrat Ben Salango instead of incumbent Gov. Jim Justice, a Republican who earned union backing when he first ran as a Democrat.
The West Virginia Education Association joins the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia in endorsing Salango. The WVEA’s political action committee voted over the weekend and made its announcement this afternoon.
Salango Endorsed by W.Va. United Auto Workers
Aug 11, 2020
The West Virginia chapter of the United Auto Workers has endorsed Democratic candidate for governor Ben Salango.
The candidate made the announcement about the endorsement Monday. Salango, an attorney and Kanawha county commissioner, is running against incumbent Republican Gov. Jim Justice in November.
Salango Campaigns in Parkersburg
Aug 19, 2020
PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango made multiple campaign stops in Parkersburg Tuesday.
“Today we’re going out and meeting as many people as we can,” Salango said outside the Parkersburg-Marietta Building and Construction Trades Council office on Dudley Avenue. “It’s great to see so many people excited about our race … who want a governor that’s about public service rather than self service.”
Salango Challenges Justice to Have Up to Five Debates
Aug 3, 2020
CHARLESTON — Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango, the Democratic candidate for governor, wants to have as many as five regional debates. Gov. Jim Justice believes one is enough.
During a virtual press conference with reporters Friday morning, Salango said he accepted debate invites from five groups and news outlets. These include WSAZ-TV, Nexstar Media, the Stubblefield Institute at Shepherd University in partnership with WRNR/TV10 Martinsburg and WCHS-TV/WTOV-TV.
WV Sheriffs’ Association Endorses Salango for Governor
September 18, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV — Today, the West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association endorsed Democratic Nominee for governor Ben Salango in the general election.
Citing Salango’s work as commissioner to increase pay for sheriff’s deputies, secure 12 weeks of paid family leave for county employees, and provide law enforcement with the tools needed to get the job done, the Sheriffs’ Association said Salango was the best choice for West Virginia.
Ben Salango Visits Multiple Small Businesses in Fayetteville
Aug 14, 2020
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango visited Fayetteville today to speak with small business owners and see what they need to thrive.
During his campaign, Ben Salango has made a note to focus on small businesses and helping them survive through the pandemic. To help with this, he’s going all around the state to speak with small business owners to see what they need to thrive.
Gov. Candidate Ben Salango Opens Field Office on Evansdale
Aug 20, 2020
Democratic gubinatorial candidate Ben Salango held a ribbon cutting ceremony for his campaign's field office in Morgantown on August 19, 2020.
Democrat gubernatorial nominee Ben Salango stumps in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle
Aug 28, 2020
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WDVM) — West Virginia voters will decide this fall if Republican Governor Jim Justice deserves another term.
Salango Calls for Approval of Brooke County Power Project
September 8, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV -- Two weeks ago, on a visit to the Northern Panhandle, Democratic nominee for Governor Ben Salango called for the approval of the Brooke County Power Project.
Salango up on TV with First General Election Statewide Ad Buy
September 8, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV -- As the campaign season enters the post-Labor Day final push, Democratic nominee for West Virginia Governor Ben Salango announced today a significant statewide ad buy. The spot entitled “Raised Better,” highlights Ben’s humble Mountain State beginnings and details how he will be a fighter for everyday West Virginians, not just the wealthy few.
WV PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ENDORSE SALANGO FOR GOVERNOR
September 14, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV -- Today, the Professional Firefighters of West Virginia (PFFWV) announced that they are supporting Ben Salango for governor in the 2020 general election.
Alliance for Retired Americans Endorses Salango for Governor
September 17, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV— Today, Ben Salango’s campaign for governor announced the endorsement of the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA). Citing his commitment to helping West Virginia’s senior citizens, the ARA threw their support behind Salango.
WCHS8: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango talks about race for W.Va. governor
October 22, 2020
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — As part of WCHS-TV's Your Vote 2020 coverage, Eyewitness News is going beyond the podium to inform viewers on the top statewide race in West Virginia -- the race for governor.
WSAZ: Ben Salango hosts Facebook Live with Jennifer Garner to discuss issues in W.Va.
September 17, 2020
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango hosted a Facebook Live event with actress Jennifer Garner to discuss issues in West Virginia.
WTOV9: W. Va. Gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango campaigns in Wheeling
September 19, 2020
WHEELING, W. Va. (WTOV) — A West Virginia Gubernatorial candidate made a campaign stop in the northern panhandle on Saturday.
WV Metro News: Salango goes after Justice on roads with ad, Monongalia County stop
September 21, 2020
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango released a new advertisement Monday morning criticizing Gov. Jim Justice and the state’s efforts to repair roads in West Virginia.
Salango Praises Restoration of Water to Keystone, Criticizes Justice’s Inaction
September 23, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV--Today, Democratic Nominee for Governor Ben Salango issued the following statement on clean, drinkable water being restored to Keystone after nearly a decade of being under a boil water advisory. Salango visited Keystone to learn more about the water crisis in August.
Salango Slams Justice for Failure to Report School COVID Cases
September 23, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV--Today, Democratic nominee for Governor Ben Salango issued the following statement about a Charleston Gazette-Mail report that the Justice Administration is failing to report new active COVID-19 cases, putting children, educators, and families at risk.
Raleigh County Sheriff Says Justice Still Hasn’t Paid Over 400 Tax Bills
September 29, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV--In the latest delinquent tax report from the Raleigh County Sheriff, records show that Governor Jim Justice has $205,426 in unpaid property taxes that he owes to Raleigh County. This is money that goes to fund public schools, law enforcement and first responders.
Charleston Gazette-Mail: Gazette-Mail endorses Salango for governor
October 3, 2020
The Charleston Gazette-Mail endorses Ben Salango for governor of West Virginia.
Salango is smart, hardworking and determined to dedicate his time in office to improving West Virginia infrastructure — particularly broadband — exploring and enacting new ways to boost the state’s economy and ensuring West Virginians have the tools to succeed, whether in education and business or fighting addiction.
Jim Justice Isn't Telling The Truth
October 5, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV - Today, Governor Jim Justice launched a false attack ad on Ben Salango. The ad features a Greenbrier doctor on Justice’s payroll spreading lies about Salango.
WTRF.com: United Steel Workers say Gov. Justice has forgotten them, putting vote on Gubernatorial Democratic nominee
October 5, 2020
WEIRTON, W.Va. (WTRF) — United Steel Workers with Weirton local 9211 say they want a governor who cares about them and they believe that’s not governor Jim Justice.
USW now endorses Gubernatorial Democratic nominee Ben Salango on the premise he will provide more jobs with better wages to the Northern Panhandle.
The Weirton Daily Times: Salango unveils economic plans in Weirton
October 6, 2020
WEIRTON — Ben Salango believes different approaches are needed for each area of the state when it comes to economic development, and that more is needed to repair a feeling of disconnect between West Virginia’s residents and Charleston.
THE PICKET: Gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango meets with voters in Shepherdstown
October 4, 2020
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – On Friday, Sept. 25, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ben Salango was at Evolve Shepherdstown to converse with voters about the Nov. 3 election.
The Record Delta: Ben Salango visits Buckhannon
October 3, 2020
BUCKHANNON — Democratic nominee for Governor Ben Salango stopped by The Record Delta Friday morning on his statewide “Driving West Virginia Forward Bus Tour.” Salango also visited Jawbone Park to discuss highlights of his campaign and why he believes he is the best pick for West Virginia Governor this fall.
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Salango pitches his vision for West Virginia during Wood County stop
October 2, 2020
PARKERSBURG — On top of Fort Boreman Hill, Democratic nominee for governor Ben Salango spoke about his platforms and how he plans to “drive West Virginia forward” Thursday afternoon.
Salango Launches Mountain Climbing Ad
October 6, 2020
CHARLESTON, WV--Following the weekend endorsements from theCharleston Gazette-Mail, Huntington Herald-Dispatch, and the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, Democratic nominee for West Virginia Governor Ben Salango announced today his third statewide ad buy. The spot entitled “Hands Dirty,” shows Ben’s commitment to hard work and his determination to overcome challenges.
WV News Editorial Board interview with Ben Salango
October 21, 2020
WV News Executive Editor John G. Miller, Publisher Andy Kniceley and Senior Staff Writer Charles Young interview Ben Salango, the Democratic candidate for West Virginia governor.