CHARLESTON, W.Va.– An official with the West Virginia Republican Party has filed an ethics complaint against a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates.
The complaint claims Del. Jeff Eldridge used his legislative mailing privileges to protect his seat. State GOP consultant Rob Cornelius said Eldridge sent this year’s legislative updates only to Hurricane residents. That part of Putnam County makes up 25 percent of the 22nd District that Eldridge represents.
Eldridge did poorly in Putnam County in the 2012 election.
Eldridge has said he’s lived in the other counties in his district and residents know him. He said he’s gotten positive feedback about his letters to Putnam County residents.
Del. Eldridge is running for reelection this fall.