Candidate for governor to visit Elkins today

ELKINS — Gubernatorial Candidate Stephen Smith is on a 55 County Town Hall Tour, stopping in Elkins today.

On the tour, Smith will meet with fellow West Virginians who have undrinkable water coming out of the taps in their homes. He’ll attend recovery meetings and hearing directly from people struggling with addiction. He’ll meet with seniors and learn more about the impact of our state’s high social security taxes. Each tour stop will be unique to the issues that are most pressing in that County.

Smith will be at Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church, at 113 First Street in Elkins, from 6-8 p.m. today.

Beyond an emphasis on learning, this trip is also what Smith’s team calls a movement-building tour. At each stop, County Captains will host a Town Hall, where attendees will have a chance to highlight local issues, learn more about the campaign, and sign up to volunteer. These events are open to the public.

Already more than 80 County Captains are signed on to lead county-wide organizing efforts. More than 32 Constituency Teams are forming, and 23 candidates have expressed interest in running on a WV Can’t Wait slate come 2020.

For more information about Stephen Smith or the campaign, please visit the campaign online at and