CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDVM)– West Virginia’s State Capital could be getting a new guest in the governor’s suite after the 2020 election.
“We need a governor that’s going to be hands on and who’s familiar with creating jobs, creating economic impact, things of those nature so that’s why I decided to run for governor,” said Gubernatorial Candidate Ben Salango.
Salango co-founded Preston and Salango Law Firm and was named one of the best lawyers in America, including Lawyer of the Year in 2019. According to Salango’s website, he said his campaign includes creating more jobs in the mountain state, fighting against the opioid drug epidemic and bringing new industries to stay in the state.
“I think that I was born with a different perspective, I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth,” said Salango. “I grew up in a two bedroom trailer down in Southern West Virginia. That’s the Ben Salango people need to know, I don’t take things for granted and I don’t forget where I’m from.”
Salango also represented Amber and Adri Pack, the young girl who attended Berkeley Heights Elementary School where three teacher aides were arrested for failure to report suspected abuse and neglect. Part of Salango’s campaign includes saying he’s ready to fight for you and move West Virginia forward.
An in-depth interview with Salango on this case can be seen at this link, for WDVM’s Issues & Insiders.
“We gotta have a governor that’s going to work full time, I can promise you this, you’re not going to have to file a lawsuit to get me to come to work,” said Salango.
Current Governor Jim Justice is planning to run again for the 2020 election as well as several other candidates. The election will be held November 3.