Fayette County Delegate to run for Congress

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVNS) - The field for an open Congressional seat in West Virginia gets more crowded Thursday, Jan. 18.

Delegate Shirley Love, a Democrat from Fayette County, filed papers with the state to run as a Democrat in the 3rd Congressional District. 

That seat is being vacated by Republican Congressman Evan Jenkins. 

Delegate Love was elected to the House in 20-16, but served in the State Senate for 11 years. 

He said if elected to Congress he'll focus on legislation helping the coal industry.

"We can bring it back as far as we can which is going to create a good many jobs, and that's going to add to the economy and jobs for so many coal miners," Love said. "Well I want to be a part of legislation that brings back coal."

Love will face Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and State Senator Richard Ojeda in the Democratic primary. 

At least six Republicans have already filed to for the Congressional seat as well.

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