Stephen Smith is running for governor in 2020, but he is already holding meetings around the state as part of his “WV Can’t Wait” campaign.
The candidate was in Philippi Wednesday, visiting with local organizations before holding a town hall with community members.
The meeting had three main points: to tell Smith’s story, take community questions and provide answers, and to talk about action.
“The people on the ground are really the ones who know the issues. What people in Mon County need are definitely not going to be what the people in Barbour County need. And you have to talk to the people that live in the county to know their problems,” said Emily Starks, Barbour County campaign chair.
“The only way we get that kind of government is if we hold meetings like this and take the time not to talk, or pitch or sell, but to listen to the people of each and every county. And, so this is one of 55 stops around West Virginia,” said 2020 gubernatorial candidate Stephen Smith.
The next stop on Smith’s campaign trail is M