Delegate Pushkin is named Democratic Party vice chairman

Delegate Mike Pushkin has been selected vice chairman of West Virginia’s Democratic Party.

Pushkin, who represents Kanawha County communities in the Legislature, was unanimously elected Monday by the West Virginia State Democratic Executive Committee to fill a vacancy left by Rod Snyder.

“Delegate Pushkin has always been a hardworking Democrat and has fought for the betterment of all West Virginians throughout his work in the community and the House of Delegates,” Democratic Party Chairwoman Belinda Biafore stated in a release from the party.

“We are proud to have him serve as Vice Chair and we’re excited to get to work with our great friend.”

Pushkin stated his thanks to Biafore and to other members of the committee.

“I look forward to working with her and all the members of our party to fight for jobs and opportunity for workers, educational excellence for our children, access to quality, affordable health care for seniors, and equality and justice for all our citizens,” he said. “Together I know we can make West Virginia a place we’re proud to call home.

The committee also filled several vacancies and will vote by ballot in the contested races. The state party said ballots will be completed and a full list of newly elected members will be available in the coming days.

Pushkin, who represents District 37 in the Legislature, was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2014.

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