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CONTACT: Romney Press
December 6, 2011
ROMNEY ANNOUNCES WEST VIRGINIA STEERING COMMITTEE
Romney today announced members of his West Virginia Steering Committee.
am honored to have the support of so many West Virginia leaders,” said
Mitt Romney. While every state’s economy is suffering under President
Obama, West Virginia’s is one of the few under active attack by
Obama. As president, I will make domestic energy production a
priority for our economic recovery. West Virginia’s coal resources
a tremendous asset to the state and to the nation and I will encourage
Senator Donna J. Boley announcing her support said, “President Obama’s
attempts to restart our economy for the last three years have failed.
His liberal, over-reaching policies are simply not working. We need a
conservative, experienced leader who understands how the economy works
and has actually created jobs. As Governor, Mitt Romney balanced the
budget without raising taxes. He spent 25 years in the private sector
turning around failing businesses and successfully turned around the
2002 Olympic Winter Games. I am proud and excited to support Mitt
Romney for President.” Boley is a veteran Legislator and former WV
Republican National Committeewoman.
Phillips will lead the Romney WV Team. Serving as Co-Chairs will
Donna Gosney, Republican National Committeewoman; Delegate Bob Ashley,
a member of the WV Legislature; Thomas O’Neill, Vice Chairman of the WV
Republican Party; Wendy McCuskey, Romney State Director in 2008; and
H. McCutcheon, II, a senior advisor to Governor Romney in 2008 and
State Bush Director in 2000, will assist Phillips who directed the 2000
Bush presidential campaign in WV.
Virginia Elected Officials And Leaders Endorsing Mitt Romney:
Adams (Buckhannon) – Adams
is a member of the WV Republican State Committee. She also serves
as chair of the Upshur County Republican Committee.
- Jack Adams
(New Milton) – Adams is
Chairman of the Doddridge County Republican Party and a Member of the
WV Republican State Committee.
Allred (Julian) – Allred
served a WV Commissioner of Labor.
Bob Ashley (Spencer) – Ashley
is a longtime member of the WV House of Delegates and was Co-Chair of
Governor Romney’s WV campaign in 2008.
Bennett (Collier) – Bennett
is an attorney and was Brooke County Romney Chair in 2008.
Donna Boley (St. Marys) –
serves in the WV State Senate and is a former WV Republican National
- Mary Boltz
(Beverly) – Boltz
is a Member of the WV Republican State Executive Committee.
Browning (Charleston) –
is an attorney in Charleston and is the former President of the Kanawha
County Bar Association.
Clise (Romney) – Clise
is a lifelong Republican activist in Hampshire County.
Dahmer (Franklin) – Dahmer
is Chairman of the Pendleton County Republican Committee.
Drennen (Fairmont) - Drennen
is a Fairmont insurance executive and worked on the WV Romney campaign
Allen V. Evans (Dorcas) –
is a Member of the WV House of Delegates.
Evans (Dorcas) – Evans
is Chair of the Grant County Republican County Party.
Fincham (Brenton) – Fincham
is Chair of the Wyoming County Republican Party.
Marty Gearheart (Bluefield) –
Gearheart serves in the WV House of Delegates and is Vice Chairman of
the WV Republican Party.
- Sara S. Geis
(Short Gap) – Geis is a leader in her community serving on local
boards, dedicated to youth and families.
Gosney (Madison) – Gosney
is WV Republican National Committeewoman and was Co-Chair of Governor
Romney’s WV 2008 campaign.
- Mike Greer
(Bridgeport) – Greer is
a four term member of the WV Legislature and member of the WV Public
Gunter (Charleston) – Gunter
is a member of the Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee.
Haden (Charleston) – Haden
a prominent education leader who is known for her efforts to return
teaching of civics to the classroom.
- Robert J.
Hannen (Wheeling) – Hannen
is an attorney in Wheeling.
Hanshaw (Clay) – Hanshaw
an agricultural executive and Parliamentarian to the WV Republican
Hartling (Hurricane) –
Hartling is Chairman of the WVGOP County Chairs Committee and Chairman
of the Putnam County Republican Party.
Hastings (Daniels) – Hasting
is a Raleigh County businessman and a lifelong Republican activist.
- Ira Haught
(Harrisville) – Haught
is an attorney and former Chairman of the Ritchie County Republican
Higginbotham (White Sulphur Springs) –
Higginbotham is a Vice Chairman of the WV Republican State Executive
Hines (Weston) – Hines
is a personal investment manager and financial planner.
Hughes (Cowen) – Hughes
is Chairman Webster County Republican Chairman and serves of the WV
Republican State Committee
Jackson (Elkins) – Jackson
is Chair of the Randolph County Republican Committee.
Jorgensen (Summersville) –
Jorgensen is a Nicholas County business executive.
Dottie Kellison (Marlinton) –
Kellison is former Mayor City of Marlinton.
Kennedy (Harpers Ferry) –
is a homemaker and active in the local community theater.
– Loudin is a hotel executive and former Republican Chairman in
Randolph County. He was Executive Assistant to the 2008 WV Romney
Lucas (Huntington) – Lucas
is Chairman of the WV Young Republicans and serves as General Counsel
to the WV Republican Party.
Lyon (Madison) – Lyon is
Chair of the Boone County Republican Party.
- Jerry Mays
(Martinsburg) – Mays is
the current Chair of the Berkeley County Republican Party and was
Romney Chair in 2008.
- Linda Maze
(Harrisville) – Maze
was County Clerk in Ritchie County for several years.
- J. B.
McCuskey (Charleston) –
McCuskey is a Charleston attorney and served on the 2008 WV Romney
McCuskey (Charleston) –
McCuskey is president of the Associated Builders & Contractors of
James M. McCutcheon (Parkersburg)
- McCutcheon served in the WV House of Delegates. He is a
Republican activist and served on the Bush Finance Committee in WV.
- John H.
McCutcheon, II (White Sulphur Springs)
– McCutcheon served as a Senior Advisor to Governor Romney’s WV
statewide campaign in 2008 and was Executive Director for the Bush for
President Campaign in WV in 2000.
McCoy (Hillsboro) - McCoy
is a Member, WV Republican State Executive Committee.
- Mayor Andy
McKenzie (Wheeling) –
McKenzie is Mayor of Wheeling and previously served in the WV State
Merinar (Bridgeport) –
is a partner in the law firm of Steptoe-Johnson.
Mesler (Weirton) – Mesler
is an attorney in Weirton and serves as is a Member of the WV
Republican State Executive Committee.
Morris (Bridgeport) - Morris
is a former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary of U. S. Department
of Health & Human Services.
David Nohe (Vienna) – Nohe
serves in the WV State Senate and as Mayor of the City of Vienna.
– O’Neill is a Buckhannon attorney serves as Vice Chairman WV
Republican State Executive Committee and played a key role in the WV
Romney 2008 campaign.
– Phillips served as Chief of Staff to former Governor Cecil H.
Underwood and Senior WV Advisor to Governor Romney. He chaired
Bush for President Campaign in 2000.
Phillips (Philippi) –
Phillips is a Barbour County businessman and Romney Chair 2008.
Phillips (Elkins) –
Phillips served as WV USDA State Director for Rural Development in the
Bush administration and is known for her advocacy and support of rural
Carolyn Rader (Ripley) -
is Mayor of Ripley and Member of the WV Republican State Executive
- Lisa Ramey
(Harts) – Ramey
serves as Chairman of the Lincoln County Republican Executive
- Jim Reed
(Clay) – Reed is
WV Republican National Committeeman.
- Rick Rice
– Rice was President, WV Association of County Commissioners & WV
County Officials Association. He held the position of State
USDA Rural Development in the Bush administration.
Ridgeway (Morgantown) –
Ridgeway is Vice President of Operations for March Westin Company, Inc.
Robinett (Fort Gay) –
Robinett is a practicing attorney and worked on the Romney campaign in
2008 as a college student.
Ryan (Charleston) – Ryan is
an attorney in Charleston and serves as Counsel to WV Romney for
Scott (Huntington) – Scott
has managed local and regional Republican campaigns.
Mark Scott (Elkins) – Scott
serves on the Elkins City Council and is a Vice Chairman WV Republican
State Executive Committee.
Tom Scott, MD (Huntington) –
a former State Senator and physician.
Shorr (Charleston) – Shorr
has been a longtime Romney activist and served on the 2008 WV Romney
- Don Smith
(Kingwood) – Smith
is Chairman, Preston County Republican Party.
Snyder (White Sulphur Springs)
is a Greenbrier County businessman and former Vice Chairman of WV
Republican State Executive Committee.
Sorsaia (Hurricane) – Sorsaia
is Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney & former candidate for
Debbie Stevens (Parsons) –
served in the WV House of Delegates.
- Judy Guye
Swanson (Elkins) - Swanson
is a three term Elkins Mayor and has served as a Randolph County
Thacker (Huntington) –
is a Huntington businessman and Member of the WV Republican State
Tyson (Huntington) – Tyson
is a former Chairman of the WV Republican Party.
Waldron (Morgantown) -
serves on the Monongalia County Republican Executive Committee.
Weber (New Martinsville) –
is a Christian counselor and previous candidate for a WV State Senate.
- Herb White
(Sutton) – White
is Chair of the Braxton County Republican Party.
Wilson (Morgantown) – Wilson
is Vice Chairman of the WV Young Republicans and founded the Underwood
Wolfe (Huntington) – Wolfe
is a former Mrs. American.
- Mayor Kim
Wolfe (Huntington) – Wolfe
is Mayor City of Huntington and former Sheriff of Cabell County.
Zobrist (Lewisburg) – Zobrist
is a Greenbrier County businessman and civic leader.