Updated: Mar 31, 2020
These endorsements are for the Primary Election. All primary winner will be sent a questionnaire before the November General Election and then endorsements will be made for that race, so it is possible for someone who didn't turn in a questionnaire during the primary endorsement timeline to turn in one in the fall and receive an endorsement for the General Election.
In addition to these recommendations by WVEA, RCEA has endorsed current Raleigh County Board of Education Members MARSHA SMITH and GORDIE ROOP for re-election. The Board of Education and State Supreme Court are nonpartisan elections (no political party is listed on the ballot) and will be decided in the May Primary Election.
For candidates running for Congress (House of Representative and U.S. Senate) WVEA makes recommendations, but NEA will make final endorsements.
WVEA's endorsement process, for those who have questions:
WVEA-PAC has released its recommendations for the primary election. The list is below.
By WVEA Constitution and Bylaws, to be eligible for consideration, a questionnaire must have been received during the request period by candidates.
Legislative races are discussed by county local associations in those districts. Each county PAC Steering Committee reviews the questionnaires from candidates and may have interviews if necessary. They then make recommendations to the local PAC (Political Action Committee). Every county member is a PAC member and may vote on the final recommendations.
County recommendations and those seeking state offices are then reviewed by the State PAC Steering Committee. (Members of this committee are all elected statewide.) PAC Steering also conducts interviews for any contested state race from among those seeking WVEA's endorsement.
Finally, the State PAC Committee votes on all of the State PAC Steering Committee's recommendation for each office and for campaign contributions for each candidate. Every county has a PAC Chair who is eligible to vote in this final process along with the State PAC Steering members. Votes by county are weighted based on each county's membership.