WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – In West Virginia, Republican gubernatorial candidate hopeful Michael Folk has touted to the GOP faithful his credentials as a conservative, free-market choice.
Folk says businesses in West Virginia border counties have particular difficulties competing due to the state’s tax structure. He seeks to change that as part of a push to move West Virginia into the future.
“My two opponents are Democrats,” said Folk. “They’ve been promoting the failed policies of the past. And I want to look to the future. My background is in economics. My background’s in, you know, studying and promoting free-market economics. I want to make West Virginia a place that we can live, work, and raise a family.”
Folk will compete for the nomination against incumbent Governor Jim Justice and former West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher in the May 12th primary election.