Another Big Endorsement for Jesse Johnson

The West Virginia Citizen Action Fund has endorsed Mountain Party Candidate for Governor Jesse Johnson. This is the second major endorsement in West Virginia for Jesse Johnson just one week before the election.

WASHINGTON, DC — The Jesse Johnson campaign for Governor of West Virginia was endorsed by West Virginia Citizen Action Fund

The Citizen Action Fund, a new political action committee formed by West Virginia Citizen Action Group, is the state’s oldest consumer protection and government watch-dog organization.

The endorsement, announced last week and reporterd in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch (“Citizen group announces endorsements,” Oct. 19) recognizes Jesse Johnson’s outspoken advocacy for West Virginians in public health, the environment, workers’ and consumers’ protections, transition to clean alternative energy, and other areas.

“The CAF endorsement clearly acknowledges Jesse as the gubernatorial candidate who will fight for the people of West Virginia instead of powerful corporate interests who’ve treated the state like a dumping ground,” said Lesia Angel, Deputy Commissioner of the Mountain Party.

“Because of mountaintop removal and the power of the coal companies, West Virginia has become ground zero for global climate change in the US,” said Jesse Johnson. “The Interior Department is now relaxing rules on mountaintop mining, which will bring untold devastation to the natural environment and a massive threat to public health, through contamination of water and other resources. I’m the only nominee addressing this crisis, because the Democrat and Republican are too closely allied with the coal companies that are plundering West Virginia.”

Johnson supporters also noted his strong opposition to a plan by Governor Manchin to allow electric transmission lines, which would allow private, out-of-state companies to take private property from West Virginia citizens and gouge ratepayers.

On October 3, Jesse Johnson was endorsed by the Sierra Club. Mr. Johnson is a former chair of the West Virginia Mountain Party, and as chair, he affiliated the Mountain Party with the Green Party of the United States.

Video clip of Jesse Johnson speaking at a recent West Virginia Youth Commission forum: http://vimeo.com/2013

Ronald Hardy

One Comment

  1. Jesse Johnson cannot possibly win a major race such as Governor, even if it is in a little poor state like West Virginia. He just LOST AGAIN this week by an remarkably embarassingly large margin… mostly, voters in the state gave him some votes as a protest against manchin and Weeks… not because they every thought Jesse could actually win. Jesse needs to go get a real job now, stop these enormous waste of time and energy in running failed campaigns – he should go get a real job and show voters he can 1) actually hold a job for onger than 12 months and 2) actually produce some results that voters can actually judge. He sets up “companies” that never exist, he pads his resume with creative work out of state that no one can verify or confirm – basically Jesse can’t decide what he wants to be when he grows up, so he feeds his ego with these ridiculous campaigns. Jesse – GO GET A JOB!

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