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West Virginia Democratic Party’s Statement on Delegate Jason Barrett’s Party Switch

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West Virginia Democratic Party’s Statement on Delegate Jason Barrett’s Party Switch

December 12, 2020

For Immediate Release:

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Contact: Brittni McGuire, Brittni@wvdemocrats.com

West Virginia Democratic Party’s Statement on Delegate Jason Barrett’s Party Switch

“Delegate Jason Barrett has prioritized his own political ambitions over the interests and the will of the voters of the 61st District,” said Rod Snyder, Vice-Chair of the West Virginia Democratic Party. “Delegate Barrett was dishonest with his own constituents about the agenda he intends to support in Charleston. The West Virginia Democratic Party and the Berkeley County Democratic Executive Committee will begin working together immediately to find the strongest possible candidate for 2022 to provide an alternative to Delegate Barrett’s self-serving opportunism.”

“In the House Democratic Caucus, we know the task at hand, in a volatile climate during a time marked by divisiveness and pandemic, we will have to put forward an agenda that truly represents the needs of a population that is hurting,” said Delegate Doug Skaff Jr., House Minority Leader. “With 23 out of 100 members, will this be a challenge? Yes, but with that challenge there will be growth, understanding, and a future where we can advance policies that rebuild our communities, and West Virginians can thrive here at home. That was the plan discussed not even one week ago with Delegate Barret in attendance. So, if one does not feel equipped to take this on, truly build something from the ground-up, and stand firm in their values when the chips are down, then this isn’t the Caucus or Party for you.”

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