WTOV (Wheeling): W. Va. Attorney General candidate Sam Petsonk makes stop in Wheeling

W. Va. Attorney General candidate Sam Petsonk makes stop in Wheeling


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A democratic candidate for West Virginia Attorney General held a meet and greet today in Wheeling.

Sam Petsonk greeted several dozen local community members, government officials and business owners from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Undo's in Elm Grove.

One of Petsonk's big talking points this evening: the closure of OVMC.

"We just lost a massive healthcare provider up here," said Petsonk. "Shouldn't have happened, shouldn't have happened at all and it shouldn't have happened that way. People deserve notice, by law, before they have a major layoff. We need support, we need transition, we lost our mental health services. We're losing healthcare in our state. We need to improve healthcare. First and foremost, I'm focused on that."

Some of Petsonk's campaign highlights include the addiction crisis, protecting healthcare, public education and protecting the working people.

Petsonk is running against Isaac Sponaugle in the May primary.

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