Williamstown Man Running for U.S. Senate

By: Abbie Schrader Email
By: Abbie Schrader Email

A big race in Tuesday's primary is the democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

Going up against current Secretary of State Natalie Tennant is Williamstown resident David Wamsley.

The former teacher and school psychologist knows he's an underdog going into this race and recognizing having never been in office, he says he has what it takes to put Washington in a new direction.

If elected Wamsley plans to work for protecting pension funds and emphasize vocational training in schools across the state.

And his biggest issue is healthcare.

"As one of my main issues, we need to review the Affordable Health Care Act," he says. "And I've come up with a plan to replace it with what I call free health care, which would provide automatic coverage for all Americans."

On the Republican ticket there are also two local candidates.

Larry E. Butcher from Washington and Matthew Dodrill from Parkersburg are facing Shelley Moore Capito for the nomination.


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