Congressman Evan Jenkins Endorses Beth Walker For Supreme Court
Charleston, W.Va. – At a reception last evening in Huntington, WV, U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins offered his endorsement of Beth Walker for Supreme Court.
“In 2008 Beth Walker spoke of her vision of a nonpartisan and nonpolitical judiciary. She was told time and time again it would never happen. Eight years later Beth has taken up the torch again, this time in the first nonparsitian judicial election in West Virginia history. This is exactly the unwavering attitude we need in West Virginia. We can no longer accept, that’s how it’s always been as that’s how it must always be. Beth Walker’s vision of a fair court, her belief in the rule of law and, and her commitment to the Constitution are the future of the West Virginia Judiciary. We must bring to a close the era of West Virginia’s liberal activist judges. This begins next month with the election of Beth Walker to our Supreme Court,” said Congressman Jenkins.
“It is an honor to have the backing of Congressman Evan Jenkins in this race. As a Congressman, Evan Jenkins has swiftly made his mark, standing up to the Washington Bureaucracy. Congressman Jenkins did not just go to Washington, he stormed it, bearing the rigor and frustration of not only his district, but of all West Virginians,” said Beth Walker. “His enthusiastic support of my campaign is a clear indication of the broad support my candidacy will have across West Virginia among a broad coalition of voters.”
This is the first time in West Virginia that judges will be elected on a non-partisan ballot. There are five candidates vying for one seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. The voters who go to the polls in the upcoming May 10, 2016, Primary will decide the next Justice.