POINT PLEASANT — The Cole for Governor campaign will join the Mason County Republican Committee in hosting a community picnic this Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Krodel Park.
The event is free and open to the public and will provide voters an opportunity to meet Cole, as well as other GOP county and state candidates.
This will be the second visit by Cole to Mason County in almost two months. The state senate president was here in August to speak with local officials and voters. At that time, Cole told the Point Pleasant Register, why, specifically, people in Mason County should vote for him.
“Our state has, for years and years, gone out of its way to be business-unfriendly,” Cole said. “We’ve relied solely on coal and coal severance. We didn’t diversify and so the legislation that I have passed under my leadership as Senate president for the past two years has been mostly — virtually all — directed at making our state a business-friendly state; a state that is conducive to job creation and job creators, and that includes the ones that are already here, as well as those we lure in from out of state. We have to diversify, but rather than talking a good game, I feel like I’m playing a good game. We have definite examples of good things that have happened as a direct result of legislation we’ve passed in the last two years.”
In regard to his upcoming visit to Point Pleasant this Sunday, the Cole campaign released the following statement: “West Virginians deserve a brighter future, and that is why Bill Cole is running for governor. He believes it’s time we give families the real opportunity and the good paying jobs they deserve. It’s time we give a better education to every child making sure each can reach their dreams right here. It’s time we become less dependent on Washington and fight for the freedoms we hold dear. It’s time we tackle our drug epidemic that is crippling our state. It’s time we unite. It’s time we become West Virginia proud and West Virginia strong.”
To RSVP for the event or to get more details contact Grant Cokeley at 304-549-4197 or email him at [email protected]
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