Stephen Smith visits Parkersburg for campaign

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Stephen Smith, a democratic candidate for West Virginia governor, visited J.P. Henry's in Parkersburg as part of his campaign.

Smith prides himself and his campaign on being up close and personal with the people of West Virginia.

Smith believes the people should have the most say for politics and policy changes in West Virginia.

Smith has conducted many town halls, and organized many events like the one at J.P. Henry's, and believes this difference will make him stand out when it comes to the election.

"We don't think that one governor is going to solve all of our problems," said Smith. "It's going to take all of us. We've done 157 town halls, more than 600 meetings, and we're building a campaign from the bottom up, and along the way we've even recruited 77 other candidates to run in the same way."

Smith also says that his campaign is the first in West Virginia history to have a staff union that is not taking corporate money.