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West Virginia Business & Industry Council Endorses Beth Walker For Supreme Court

Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Business & Industry Council (WVBIC) announced their endorsement of Beth Walker for Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia today.

“West Virginia Business & Industry Council members – the job creators in the Mountain State – wholeheartedly support Beth Walker as the consensus business candidate for the West Virginia Supreme Court,” Chris Hamilton, chairman of BIC said. “She is a fair, impartial, knowledgeable and skilled attorney who understands the role of the Supreme Court and we hope West Virginians will elect her to the bench come election day on May 10th.”

The West Virginia Business & Industry Council is comprised of more than 60 West Virginia trade associations and businesses representing more than 395,000 employees. The organization’s goal is to enhance the business climate in West Virginia, and its members have been working to that end for more than three decades.

“I am honored that WVBIC has endorsed my candidacy for Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals. We are working hard to earn the support of organizations throughout West Virginia that appreciate the importance of a fair, impartial and nonpolitical judiciary,” said Walker.

Hamilton continued, “Beth has advised and represented employers – both large and small – in the manufacturing, energy, health care, financial services, association services and retailing industries. She also has experience representing higher education entities, municipalities, counties and boards of education in the public sector. She is a candidate with well-rounded experience – the type of experience necessary to serve as an independent voice and fair arbiter on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.”

As a result of recent changes made by the West Virginia Legislature, the nonpartisan election of justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is scheduled for May 10, 2016. Unlike in prior years, there is only one Election Day for the judiciary – Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the date of the regular primary election.

“I continue to travel across West Virginia and talk with voters about my candidacy, the importance of a fair and impartial court system, and the recent changes in how we elect our judges. Our Election Day is May 10, 2016,” concluded Walker.