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West Virginia Coal Association Endorses Beth Walker For Supreme Court

Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Coal Association has announced the endorsement of Beth Walker for Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, citing her extensive experience as a lawyer and her independent judicial philosophy.

“Beth Walker’s commitment to a nonpolitical judiciary is tremendously important to the West Virginia Coal Association.  Liberal activist judge bent on carrying out agendas handed down from likes of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are harmful to West Virginians. We are very pleased to Endorse Beth Walker for the Justice of the Supreme Court. We are happy to be able to support a candidate with her extensive legal background and experience in labor and employment law. Beth Walker is a friend of our shared West Virginia Values and true Friend of Coal,” said Chris Hamilton, West Virginia Coal Association Senior Vice President.

The West Virginia Coal Association is a trade association representing more than 90 percent of the state’s underground and surface coal mine production. Its purpose is to have a unified voice representing the state’s coal industry as well as increase emphasis on coal as a reliable energy source to help the nation achieve energy independence.

“I am honored that the West Virginia Coal Association 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 who appreciate the importance of a fair, impartial and nonpolitical judiciary,” said Walker.

As a result of recent changes made by the West Virginia Legislature, the non-partisan election of Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia will take place on May 10, 2016. Unlike in prior years, there is only one Election Day for the judiciary and it will be on 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.