2020 Candidate Survey  

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July 1, 2020

Dear Candidate for the West Virginia Legislature:

Congratulations on your success in the 2020 Primary Election and thank you for raising your hand to step into public service in West Virginia.  On behalf of the over 40,000 nurses in West Virginia, we would like to invite you to take part in our 2020 candidate endorsement process. During our endorsement process, the West Virginia Nurses Political Action Committee Candidate Questionnaire will be reviewed to help us gain a better understanding of your platform and understanding of nursing in West Virginia.  

As you know, health care issues are among the leading concerns of the citizens of West Virginia. As the political voice of the state’s over 40,000 nurses, the WVN-PAC seeks to ensure quality care, access to health care, and better health for all West Virginians.  We do represent a large population of West Virginia voters as one in every 43 West Virginians is a nurse. If you wish to be considered for endorsement by WVN-PAC, please take our survey/questionnaire so that it is received by the WVN-PAC no later than July 30, 2020. 

As part of our endorsement process, candidate interviews may be conducted by WVN-PAC members or by representatives of various nursing groups in the state, including the West Virginia Nurses Association, school nurses, nurse executives, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs – NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, CNSs), and/or directors of nursing education programs. If interviews are being conducted in your district, a representative will contact you soon to schedule an interview in August. Endorsements are scheduled to be announced by September 15, 2020.

If you should have any questions, please contact me, Jon H. Casto, at (304) 389-2722, Crystal Chapman at (304) 839-4072, or Anitra Ellis at (304) 688-1894. We will work with you or put you in contact with a nurse in your district.  Thank you for your time in this matter. We look forward to working with you in the legislature for the health of all West Virginians!


Jon H. Casto, RN, CRNI 

2020 WVN-PAC