Evan Jenkins Defeats Detch for 3rd District Seat in Congress


Republican Rep. Evan Jenkins has been re-elected to a second term over Democrat Matt Detch for the 3rd District seat in Congress.
The 56-year-old Jenkins spent 20 years in the state legislature and defeated incumbent Rep. Nick Rahall two years ago.
Jenkins is from Huntington. The district contains the southern third of the state.
He is an attorney and former executive director of the West Virginia State Medical Association. A former Democrat, he switched to the Republican Party in 2013.
The 32-year-old Detch is a former officer in the Secret Service who manages the Irish Pub in Lewisburg.

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