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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. READ MORE




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. READ MORE




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. READ MORE




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. READ MORE




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. READ MORE




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. READ MORE




WV- AFT Locals Endorse Ben Salango for Governor


APRIL 3, 2020 Roane County and Fayette County AFT Affiliates Back Salango READ MORE




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. READ MORE




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. READ MORE




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. READ MORE




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. READ MORE




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. READ MORE




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. READ MORE




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. READ MORE




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. READ MORE




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. READ MORE




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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.” Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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.
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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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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. Read More




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.
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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. Read More




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. Read More





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