Hudok to run for sheriff
ELKINS — A Randolph County resident spoke during public comment at Thursday’s Randolph County Commission meeting, announcing his candidacy for Randolph County sheriff in the 2020 election.
Phil Hudok, of Huttonsville, said he will be running as a candidate of the Constitution Party of West Virginia in the election. Hudok ran for governor of West Virginia last year.
“I will be running as a Constitution Party of West Virginia candidate and will be securing the necessary petition signatures for ballot access,” Hudok said.
“My recent 2016 gubernatorial bid, the first time a Constitution Party candidate was on the ballot for that office, was an attempt at securing state-wide party ballot access that actually began in 2004. Then, without sufficient petitions I ran for governor as a write-in.”
Hudok stressed that he believes drugs to be one of, if not the largest problem facing the United States.
“I come here with a message of opportunity. Our country is facing drug and drug-related crime problems. Success means going beyond best practices,” he said. “With innovative programs and procedures by the county, community, law enforcement and, very importantly, churches, I see tremendous opportunity.”
Hudok collected more than the 6,645 signatures required to be placed on the November ballot as a Constitution Party candidate for governor.