West Virginia primary: 18 running for president, 12 for governor
Voters in West Virginia’s May 12 Primary may need some extra time to study the candidates before going to the ballot box.
The Secretary of State’s office said it has certified 18 candidates for president and 12 for governor.
Tuesday was the deadline for the list to be certified.
According to Secretary of State records, the number of presidential candidates matches the 18 who ran in 1988.
There were 17 candidates four years ago.
In the governor's race, the 12 candidates are the most since 18 sought the office in 2004.
Democratic presidential candidates include:
- Michael Bennet of Denver, Colorado
- Joseph Biden of Wilmington, Delaware
- Michael Bloomberg of New York
- Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana
- Tulsi Gabbard of Kailua, Hawaii
- Amy Klobuchar of Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Deval Patrick of Richmond, Massachusetts
- David Lee Rice of Parkersburg, West Virginia
- Bernie Sanders of Berlington, Vermont
- Tom Steyer of San Francisco, California
- Elizabeth Warren of Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Andrew Yang of New York
Republican presidential candidates include:
- Rocque “Rocky” de la Fuente of San Diego, California
- Bob Ely of Lake Forest, Illinois
- Matthew John Matern of Los Angeles, California
- Donald Trump of Palm Beach, Florida
- Joe Walsh of Mundelein, Illinois
- Bill Weld of Canton, Massachusetts
Democratic candidates for governor include:
- Douglas Hughes of Logan, West Virginia
- Jody Murphy of Parkersburg, West Virginia
- Ben Salango of Charleston, West Virginia
- Stephen Smith of Charleston, West Virginia
- Ron Stollings of Madison, West Virginia
Republican candidates for governor include:
- Shelby Fitzhugh of Martinsburg, West Virginia
- Michael Folk of Martinsburg, West Virginia
- Jim Justice of Lewisburg, West Virginia
- Brooke Lunsford of Salt Rock, West Virginia
- Charles Sheedy Sr. of Cameron, West Virginia
- Doug Six of Burton, West Virginia
- Woody Thrasher of Bridgeport, West Virginia