West Virginia delegate announces candidacy for state Senate
CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) – Republican Ben Queen has been elected to three terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing Harrison and parts of Taylor County. Now he plans to change gears.
Queen announced his candidacy for the West Virginia State Senate Thursday morning as he filed official documents at the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office in Clarksburg. He hopes to represent the 12th Senate District, whose seat is currently occupied by Democrat Mike Romano.
Queen says that since being one of the house’s youngest delegates, he hopes to continue to be the voice of those of his generation if elected to the State Senate. He expressed his passion for helping young entrepreneurs.
“I chair the home small business committee. It is my passion and I have tried to stay on this path and try to represent not only small business owners but also to encourage entrepreneurship, ”said Queen.
“I think young people are a little more motivated to start their own business, so I make sure that when the government has to step in, I want to try to make that effort full time.”
Queen is the first to officially announce her candidacy for the 2022 electoral cycle.
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