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About Evan

Born and raised in Huntington, Evan Jenkins has a passion for West Virginia, its people and its future. A thoughtful, responsive and independent public servant, Evan was first elected to serve Cabell and Wayne counties in the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1994 and served three terms. In 2002, the people of Cabell and Wayne elected Evan to serve in the state Senate, where he is currently serving his third term.

In the legislature, Evan has been a true champion of children’s issues earning him the ‘Children’s Honor Roll’ designation; given the ‘Most Wanted to Support’ recognition from law enforcement for his strong public safety work; and voted the most ‘Pro-Jobs’ legislator for his economic development and job creating efforts.

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Evan on the Issues

Memo: The Jenkins & Rahall Records on Coal

In light of House Majority PAC’s false attack ad airing in the Charleston and Beckley media markets, it is critically important that West Virginians know that Evan Jenkins is a strong supporter of coal miners – their health and safety, their pensions, and their jobs. In fact, FactCheck.org called the ad a “bogus attack,” “false” and “not true.”

It is also important that West Virginians know that Nick Rahall has repeatedly hurt coal miners, backing Obama’s War on Coal, making it harder for miners and their families to receive black lung benefits, and reducing their pension benefits. Read More

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Sabato’s Crystal Ball: Ratings Changes: Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia

By Kyle Kondick, 4/10/2014 – WEST VIRGINIA (HOUSE, WV-3): There are only three House Democrats who reside in districts where Mitt Romney performed at least 10 percentage points better than his national average (in other words, where Romney got 57% of the vote or more, 10 points higher than his national 47% performance). Two of those three Democrats are retiring: Reps. Jim Matheson (UT-4; 68% Romney) and Mike McIntyre (NC-7; 59% Romney). National Democrats are not seriously contesting these seats, and they should flip to Republicans in November. The third is Rep. Nick Rahall (WV-3, 65% Romney), who recently was rumored to be considering retirement but apparently decided against it. Read More

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