WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) - State Sen. Ron Stollings, a Democratic candidate running for governor of West Virginia, visited the Mid-Ohio Valley to speak with the community and small-business owners to find out how they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
"I think West Virginia can land on its feet in this post pandemic economy, if we make wise investments, if we have a strategic plan, if we use our federal dollars for the right reasons helping small businesses and entrepreneurs," Stollings said.
Stollings said his campaign hasn't been easy because of the pandemic, but he said he is happy to visit the Mid-Ohio Valley to spread his message.
Stollings has been a physician for 34 years and says in the current political climate having a doctor in office would be important.
"There's going to be a lot of health care reform in the next four and eight years, so I think its very important to have a physician in the governor's office so that we can stay focused on the patient," he said.
West VIrginia's primary election is June 9.