The Democrat nominee for U.S. Congress in West Virginia’s first district is Kendra Fershee of Morgantown.
She paid a visit to the Friendly City Tuesday as she kicks her campaign into gear leading up to the November general election.
Fershee will be facing incumbent David McKinley for West Virginia’s first district Congressional seat.
She says she decided to run and become more engaged in the political process after the 2016 general election.
The three broad issues she is focusing on are universal healthcare, legalizing medical marijuana on a federal level, and education.
In West Virginia, she says her primary focus is on the opioid addiction crisis.
“We need resources. We need it fast. We need to get people into recovery and detox. We need to make sure they’re there long enough to stay healthy, and we need to make sure that people who are not addicted don’t start because we’re not out of the woods on this by any stretch,” said Fershee.
If elected, Fershee will be the first female to represent the first district of West Virginia in Congress.
Fershee says in the next five months she expects to put a lot more miles on her car and get out and meet the voters in the 20 counties that make up the first congressional district.